Women’s movement in Scotland to be celebrated

Womens movement

Engender is looking for nominations for inspiring women, groups and campaigns that have helped create change

29th August 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A project to chart the history of the women’s movement in Scotland has been launched.

Engender launched the project this week and members of the public are invited to nominate women, groups and campaigns which they think should feature.

With funding from the Sharing Heritage Fund from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Engender will create a documentary podcast featuring interviews, exploration of document archives, and discussion about the changing face of feminism in Scotland.

The project also includes a visual element, and the charity will be working with Glasgow-based photographer Beth Chalmers to create a series of portraits celebrating the work of the women's movement over the past quarter of a century.

Chalmers said: “I consider it a privilege to be able hear their stories and celebrate the work they have done that has positively affected woman in Scotland and beyond. I am so enthused that Engendering Change Heritage Project exists and even more so now that I can be a part of it."

Amanda Stanley will be producing the documentary podcast. Stanley is known for her audio work with Mogwai, the Fermentations podcast, and Engender's existing podcast series On the Engender.

She said: "In creating this documentary podcast, I am looking forward to meeting and capturing stories from some of the organisation’s founding members, as well as taking the time to dig into the history of Engender through its fascinating archive.

“I am excited to produce an audio series which will share the legacy of Engender’s success and growth across the past quarter of a century, as well as highlighting the organisation’s long standing relationship with other equalities organisations in Scotland."

Members of the public are invited to submit nominations for women, groups and campaigns who should feature in the project, either as photograph subjects, interviewees, or simply to provide background information about any area of women's equality campaigning. Nominations can be made online now.