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Announcing Our Bold Types 2023 Winners!

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 11th Bold Types Creative Writing Competition.

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Big Give: You Can Change This

During 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence, Glasgow Women’s Library and Amina – The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre are taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge. 

Together, we’re raising vital funds for our partnership project YOU CAN CHANGE THIS.

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Ethical Gift Guide

Our ethical gift guide is here! Visit our shop online or in person and support a unique charity whilst giving something different, special, ethical & unique this Christmas.

Ella’s Student Placement; Edinburgh Women’s Liberation and the Fight for Reproductive Rights

We carry on our blogs on the Edinburgh Women’s Centre Archive by delving into the contentious issue of reproductive rights. As one of its founding demands passed at the 1971 […]

The Hunger Strike Medal, awarded by the WSPU to Maud Joachim in 1912, in a small case with an inscription, being held up to the camera

Maud Joachim’s Hunger Strike Medal comes to GWL

Through a public fundraising appeal and with support from the National Acquisitions Fund, GWL was able to succesfully bid on a hunger strike medal awarded to suffragette Maud Joachim in 1909 by the Women’s Social and Political Union.

Hunger Strike Medal, awarded by the WSPU to Maud Joachim, 1912.

Help us fundraise to acquire Maud Joachim’s medal recognising the first hunger strike in Scotland.

Help us fundraise to acquire this important piece of #herstory

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Autumn Programme 2023 Out Now

As we enter Autumn and eventually the new year we’ll be focusing on and honouring the importance of listening, paying attention and some of the quieter acts of resistance that can be overlooked amongst many demanding distractions.

Rabiya Choudhry's artwork affixed to the side of the library building

Rabiya Choudhry artwork donated to Glasgow Women’s Library

We are delighted to announce Rabiya Choudhry’s illuminated artwork ‘Give light and people will find the way (Ella Baker)’, commissioned by The Common Guild for ‘anywhere in the universe’ has been gifted to Glasgow Women’s Library by the artist and will remain in place here at the library as a permanent installation. 

GWL Building Illustration by Rosemary Cunningham

Doors Open Day 2023

We are delighted to be throwing open our doors for Doors Open Day 2023.

Visit the beautiful Category B-listed Carnegie Library, home to the world-famous Glasgow Women’s Library since 2013. Get to know the library, archive, museum and our year round programme of events dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements. We’ll be open 10am – 4.30 pm on Friday the 15th and 12noon – 4pm on Saturday the 16th of September. No need to book, just pop in!

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Bold Types Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition 2023

Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to our annual writing competition. We’re following Book Week Scotland’s theme – ADVENTURE. Feel free to interpret the theme in any way you like and we can’t wait to be enthralled by your entries!