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Women's movements in Scotland: From enfranchisement to the referendum

Women's movements in Scotland: From enfranchisement to the referendum
Speaker: Valerie Wright # .; Speaker: Sarah Browne # .; Speaker: Cat Boyd # .; Speaker: Talat Yaqoob # 50/50 Campaign; Speaker: Emma Ritch # Engender; Speaker: Ann Henderson # STUC; Speaker: Ellie Hutchinson # Scottish Women's Aid; Speaker: Carolyn Leckie # Women for Independence
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4th Feb 2015 18:00 - 4th Feb 2015 20:00
Teviot Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place

This joint event with the Gender and Politics Research Group, School of Social and Political Science, will examine women's movements in Scotland from enfranchisement to the referendum.

Women’s involvement in political campaigns has been a notable feature of the democratic renewal surrounding the independence referendum and the ongoing debate about further devolution of powers. In particular, feminist perspectives and demands have had a high profile recently in Scotland, as well as in UK debates.

Valerie WrightThis event will explore the presence and activities of women’s movements in Scotland, between women’s partial enfranchisement in 1918 and the present. Who were the activists and what were their demands? What difference did they make to Scottish society? Are there similarities, or lessons to be learned, or are feminist politics taking a new and different shape?

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