women’s rights

Academic Freedom, Material Reality, and the Tolerance of Legally Held Beliefs – EAFAF Successfully Hold Film Screening

Eight security guards, corridors lined with metal barricades, and a police escort – I was not in a civil war zone or visiting a prison, but rather walking the halls of Edinburgh University. Many years ago, in the very same lecture theatre, I attended a political film screening arranged by an Edinburgh University society. I …

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The FiLiA 2023 Conference Glasgow – A Personal Reflection

With no Forth Valley Feminist stall at FiLiA this year (we decided to focus our energy on organising our annual event to be held in Falkirk in Feb 2024), our members were free to enjoy the conference as ordinary delegates and we certainly made the most of it! It would be easy to use this …

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A Remarkable Weekend of Empowerment and Discussion at FiLiA Conference 2023

From Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th, 2023, Glasgow played host to FiLiA, the annual women’s conference organized by the British women’s rights group FiLiA. Drawing in 1,400 attendees from 35 countries, this event was a powerful platform for discussing global activism, persisting challenges, and the oppression women face. A Rocky Start: Counter-Protest and …

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Lucy Hunter Blackburn at the Forth Valley Feminist 2023 Woman’s Festival

MurrayBlackburnMackenzie is a policy analysis collective founded in 2018 by Dr. Kath Murray, Lucy Hunter Blackburn, and Lisa Mackenzie, which has emerged as one of the pivotal organisations in Scotland’s fight to protect women’s rights. Lucy spoke about The Scottish Parliament and Women: Reflections on the GRR Bill at the Forth Valley Feminist 2023 Women’s Festival. One of …

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