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Frontline Feminists Scotland was established in March 2021 as we recognised that we are at a crisis point. Women’s sex-based rights are under threat. This is most affecting those women who experience the extreme forms of misogyny in our communities, male violence against women.
For too long now women have been unheard, ignored or felt unable to speak out. That time has passed. Frontline Feminists Scotland provides a platform, based on the consciousness raising groups that generated the changes that we have grown to rely on. The consciousness raising groups where women shared their experiences, grew to understand the impact of patriarchy on their lives and built services and support that recognised the forms and pain of male violence against women. Somehow those women we relied on so heavily to change our society for the better have been silenced.
That time is now over.
Our current Demands are .....
Protect and maintain women’s rights to specialist services and spaces, specifically single sex provisions that support recovery and ensure protection from male violence and abuse.
End all male violence against women and children, including commercial sexual exploitation, and hold legal & criminal justice systems to account where they fail to prioritise the protection of women and children.
That women’s voices are heard and contribute to the development of a new wellbeing economy that delivers on action to resolve the disproportionate impacts of poverty and climate change in oppression of women.
Improve health care for women and demand services that are transparent, accountable and responsive to women’s needs. This includes challenging the over-medicalisation of women, particularly for those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape and other forms of violence and abuse.
These demands will evolve as we build our movement.
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