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BHM17 – Ida B Wells

Ida B Wells lived from 1862 to 1931 in the USA. She was a brilliant journalist who documented the lynchings that were taking place there, and she also campaigned to stop this practice. She mostly worked in the USA but she also came to Scotland to speak as part of an anti-lynching tour in 1893. … Continue reading BHM17 – Ida B Wells

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BHM17 – Maud Sulter

  Maud Sulter has left such a wonderful legacy in Scotland in terms of the creative work made by women of colour. She organised with other women so they could encourage one another to keep going in the face of the adversity that comes with being creative – a writer, an artist, a poet, a … Continue reading BHM17 – Maud Sulter

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BHM17 – Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal el Saadawi comes from Egypt. She trained as a doctor and psychiatrist, but she is also an author and an advocate for women’s rights. She has spoken out against female genital mutilation for decades. She has shared the account of how it happened to her at the age of 6. She’s still involved in … Continue reading BHM17 – Nawal El Saadawi

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BHM17 – Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain

Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain, or Begum Royeka, lived in what is now Bangladesh between 9 December 1880 and 9 December 1932. She was a fierce advocate for equality between women and men. Her book ‘Sultana’s Dream’ showed a ‘Ladyland’ where roles were reversed and men lived restricted lives, to illustrate what women’s lives might be like … Continue reading BHM17 – Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain

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Woman to Woman – Blog 3

My name is Afaq. #WomanToWoman, I want to share my story about how volunteering has helped me gain confidence and independence. Growing up in Iraq, I studied computer science and enjoyed it. After graduating, I found work at an architectural design company. After a while, I got married and started a family, and left my … Continue reading Woman to Woman – Blog 3

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