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Posted by Alys Mumford
on April 19 2018 at 14:49
Want to help the Mná na hÉireann? (Women of Ireland)
On Friday May 25th people in Ireland will be able to vote on whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment, which "acknowledges the right to life of the unborn" and results in a near-total ban on abortion.
Even if you're not eligible to vote in the referendum, there are still plenty of things you can do to help, and we've listed some of them below.
Let us know any we've missed in the comments!
Ní Saoirse go Saoirse na mBan (no freedom until women are free)
Posted by Site administrator
on April 10 2018 at 16:25
Engender is proud to host this guest comic from Grace Wilson and Jenny Bloomfield.
Of their story Life, they say:
"Life shows the not uncommon story of a woman from Northern Ireland travelling to England to access abortion.
"When we wrote Life early last spring, we had no idea that
abortion on the island of Ireland was going to hit the headlines in
quite the way it has. And whilst there have been political commitments
to improvements for women, the reality is still a long
way from local access to safe services.
"We hope that Life
serves as a small reminder of the need for
this continued fight. We hope that in future years, such a story will
not need to be told."
is Jenny and Grace's first collaboration. Their second, a humorous short story called The Life and Times of Mhairi Black
, will be published in We
Shall Fight Until We Win
by 404 Ink & BHP Comics this summer.
Artist and writer Grace Wilson has published graphic novel Saving Grace
with Jonathan Cape, a darkly comic commentary on the London housing
crisis. More of Grace's work can be found at gracewilson.co.uk
Writer Jenny Bloomfield is undertaking a creative writing MA at
Edinburgh Napier University, whilst also working on a feminist thriller.
Posted by Alys Mumford
on April 4 2018 at 13:49
This month I was privileged to host our podcast recording on
women in the criminal justice system. Even though Scotland incarcerates more
women than almost any other country in Northern Europe, this is an area which
I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t given much thought before working for Engender*.
Posted by Maxine Blane
on March 27 2018 at 08:49
Sarah Thoms is a Senior
Associate at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, she is responsible for
all Communications work in Scotland which covers media, parliamentary affairs
and stakeholder engagement. Sarah loves fashion, art and her dog Audrey. Here, she breaks down the EHRC's new report on sexual harassment in the workplace: