Project marks roleof wum­min

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Stir­ling youth groups have been tak­ing part in a part­ner­ship to cel­e­brate 100 years since women first re­ceived the vote.

‘Young­wum­min’, part of Scot­land’s Year of Young Peo­ple, in­volves the Na­tional Li­brary of Scot­land in Ed­in­burgh and agency YouthLink and re­flects on women’s rights post WW1.

Themes in­clude Women, Work and Home, Women’s Suf­frage and the War, and Scot­tish Women’s Hos­pi­tals.

Deb­o­rah An­der­son, of Stir­ling Coun­cil, said: “The seeds of fem­i­nism, equal­ity and his­tory have been planted firmly in young peo­ple’s minds and I be­lieve well af­ter this project ends, young peo­ple in­volved will con­tinue to learn and be pas­sion­ate about the cause of women’s equal­ity, both past and pre­sent.”

Na­tional Li­brary ex­hi­bi­tions as­sis­tant Sarah Wil­mott said: “It’s been a priv­i­lege to col­lab­o­rate with YouthLink and young peo­ple from across Scot­land on this project.

“It was fas­ci­nat­ing to see how these young re­searchers en­gaged and re­sponded to our col­lec­tions in such cre­ative ways.”

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