Spotlight Interview VIII: Allie Haddlesey

1) Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could you share with us what inspires to work tirelessly for social justice? I suppose that I’ve always been passionate about social justice and equal rights, partly due to my experience as an orphan, […]

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Day 3 and 4: The International Bazaar

On Day 3 and 4 of the 16 Days of action against gender-based violence, we hosted two days of an international marketplace/bazaar. The first Bazaar day was in Merchiston Campus and the second was on Sighthill Campus – both of Edinburgh Napier University. We owe the success of these bazaars to our incredibly talented entrepreneurs. […]

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Spotlight interview VII: Poornima Sukumar

1) Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could you share with us what inspires you to work tirelessly for social justice. My name is Poornima Sukumar, I am an artist and muralist from India and I love traveling and meeting people […]

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Spotlight Interview V: Madeleine Black

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could you share with us what inspires to work tirelessly for social justice. My name is Madeleine Black, I’m 52 and a Londoner living in Glasgow.  My main role is as a psychotherapist but recently published […]

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Spotlight interview IV: Nina Milliken

 1) Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. I am a 27 year old graduate student studying materials science and engineering in North Carolina. Other than time spent living abroad in England for a year and a half, I have lived my […]

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Day 2: Using art to combat gender-based violence

On Day 2 of the 16 Days of action against gender-based violence Campaign, we gathered at Edinburgh University College of Art with Naomi Smith and some of her fellow University of Edinburgh students, Katherine Dalton, Hazel Steven, Louise Mamey, Allie Haddlesey, and Gavin Gillon. Campaign Organiser Niharika (Nika) Puri started off the event with a […]

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Spotlight interview III: Jules Sheridan

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could be your inspiration for the line of career or journey as a woman in a world dominated by men. I would describe myself as a political activist with a specific interest in issues surrounding […]

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Day 1: 16 Days Campaign Launch

Yesterday (November 25th, 2017) was officially the Launch of our 16 days of action against gender-based violence (GBV) Campaign! We were honoured to host a variety of inspirational speakers at the Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Our Launch speakers were Ruth McQuaid (Equality Lead, COPFS), Gordon McCreadie (National Lead for Domestic Abuse, Police Scotland), Thanos Karatzias (Director […]

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Spotlight Interview II: Harriet Fildes

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could be your inspiration for the line of career or journey as a woman in a world dominated by men. I’m a writer really, in various forms. I’ve been in academia for several years, which […]

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Spotlight Interview: Keigh-Lee Paroz

1) Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could you share with us what inspires to work tirelessly for social justice. I’m aiming for somewhere between professional enthusiast and polymath! Working in the creative industries and the legal sector is a fascinating mix […]

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