Lessons from Canada

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Lessons from Canada

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Public Meeting in Central Glasgow (venue to be announced)

Friday 24 May 2019

Doors open 6:15pm for 7:00pm start

Hosted by forwomen.scot

For Women Scotland is a nationwide group founded in June 2018 to safeguard and strengthen the rights of women and girls. Our campaign focuses on proposed changes by the Scottish Government to devolved legislation: we aim to ensure that women will be consulted throughout this process.

Important and far-reaching legislative changes are affecting women and girls in many countries across the world. We are delighted Meghan Murphy and Bec Wonders have accepted our invitation to speak in Glasgow about their experiences in Canada, and consider similarities to the proposed changes in Scotland.


Meghan Murphy is a writer in Vancouver, BC, published in numerous publications around the world, including The Globe and Mail, Al Jazeera, CBC, New Statesman, UnHeard, Quilette. She is the founder and editor of Feminist Current, Canada's leading feminist website and completed a Masters degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University.

Bec Wonders is an aspiring scholar in feminist publishing and women’s history. A graduate of both UBC and Emily Carr University, she recently earned her Masters in Publishing at Simon Fraser University, during which she took up research on censorship of, and backlash against, women’s spaces. Simultaneously, Wonders co-founded and ran the Vancouver Women’s Library. Her current PhD research at the Glasgow School of Art focuses on what a systematic documentation and mapping of feminist periodicals, 1970-1990, can reveal about the materiality of secondwave networks and strategies.


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