Voices

Voices

Our blog amplifies the voices of young women in and from Scotland.

We share articles on issues that impact and are important to young women and girls. Contributors have written on a range of topics, including climate justice, LGBTQ+ issues, and community-building.

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  • In this article, originally written for The National to mark our 100th anniversary, tartan designer Emma Wilkinson discusses being a young woman in one of Scotland’s most traditional industries, and the process of creating our 100th anniversary tartan.

    • Heritage
  • In this article, originally written for The Herald for International Women’s Day 2024, our CEO Jenni Snell explores International Women’s Day and its role in the fight for gender equality.

    • Heritage
    • Leadership
    • Rights
  • In this blog, project participant, Eleanor talks about the process of co-designing the EmBody to EmPower resources, the key aims of the project, and her hopes for how the resources can be used by young women accessing healthcare in Scotland.

    • Advocacy
    • Health
  • In this post, Guest Blogger Maria Onatt discusses how current Green New Deals do not consider the gendered effects of climate change, and why they must take an intersectional feminist approach in order to create a sustainable future for all women.

    • Climate Justice
  • In this post, our Research and Policy Lead Rebecca discusses the proposed Ecocide (Prevention) (Scotland) Bill, young women’s attitudes towards ecocide, and the importance of capturing gender-sensitive, intersectional data to properly understand the impacts of ecocide in Scotland and around the world.

    • Climate Justice
    • Consultation response
  • In this post, Young Women Lead Highland participant Sydney discusses the group’s project on young women’s experiences of social isolation in the Highlands.

    • Social isolation
    • Young Women Lead
  • In this post, our Research and Policy Lead Rebecca discusses the proposed Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill, our response to the most recent consultation, and why the voices of young women must be meaningfully included in the Bill’s development.

    • Consultation response
    • Health
    • Rights
  • Would you like to start writing, but don’t know where to begin? In this blog, Jenny Lester from our 30 under 30 2023 list, gives us a quick guide on how to start the process!

    • 30 under 30
    • Top tips
  • How can chattiness be used to develop a career in science communication? In this blog, Amy Lee Shergold from our 30 under 30 2023 list, discusses how she found her niche within her scientific career.

    • 30 under 30
    • Education
    • STEM
  • In this blog, programme participant Neave Townsley shares a brief introduction to the Brave Lassies Blether campaign. Brave Lassies Blether is part of Young Women Know, a partnership programme between The Young Women’s Movement and NSPCC Scotland, delivered with Angus Council.

    • Education
    • Leadership
    • Violence prevention
    • Young Women Know
  • In this post, our Research and Policy Lead, Rhianna discusses the new Human Rights Bill for Scotland, our response to the consultation, and why young women must be meaningfully engaged in the development of the Bill.

    • Advocacy
    • Consultation response
    • Rights
  • I don’t remember when I first heard the term bisexual exactly, early teens maybe. While I could use labels such as pansexual or queer, bisexual was my first label that felt right and I’ve kept going back to it since. I came out at sixteen, fairly unscathed. However, if you identify as anything other than straight you’ll know the coming out process does not end there.

    • Advocacy
    • LGBT+
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