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Black History Month - Scotland's Women's Sector

Black History Month - Scotland's Women's Sector

Violence against women and girls still affects too many women in Scotland. This violence is exacerbated by other forms of prejudice such as racism, ableism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, classism and fatphobia.

Women’s News round-up: 12 months of gender inequality coverage

Grid of pictures: Caster Semenya, Lyra MacKee, Ada Hegerberg, Alesha MacPhail, Megan Rapinoe, Ursula von der Leyen, Christine Blasey Ford

In the run-up to our annual Write to End Violence Against Women Awards, we have created a short summary of all the biggest women’s news stories over the last 12 months.

Let’s look back on what we have achieved, uncovered, and are yet to overcome.

If you have read or written something thought provoking on any of these topics, or Violence Against Women more generally why not submit it to the awards?

Spotlight on the Scottish Media: Why language matters

9 newspapers, 5 days, 75 stories, 13 used inaccurate language to frame VAW


This June, Zero Tolerance Project Support Intern Nikki Chung is blogging about the results of her media monitoring study. She’s been scanning Scottish newspapers for stories about violence against women to get an idea about the state of media reporting in Scotland.

Gender Recognition Act Announcement

We support the ongoing process of reforming the Gender Recognition Act.

Zero Tolerance supports reforming the GRA to make it simpler for trans people to legally identify as their gender. If the reforms are passed, Scotland will be taking steps to challenge the harmful notions of gender binary which perpetuate inequality and violence against all women and non-binary people.

Spotlight on the Scottish Media: Whose voices are heard?

9 newspapers, 5 days, 0 women of colour, 10 articles challenges sympathy for the perpetrator

This June, Zero Tolerance Project Support Intern Nikki Chung is blogging about the results of her media monitoring study. She’s been scanning Scottish newspapers for stories about violence against women to get an idea about the state of media reporting in Scotland.
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