Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023

Internation Women's Day Event 2023The Aberdeen Universities UNISON Branch would like to invite you to an event celebrating International Women's Day 2023.  Two talks by two women's rights activists who supported the women liberation movement in Aberdeen for many years.

Wednesday March 8th 2023 at 12:30pm – 3pm
Sir Duncan Rice Library, Lower Ground Seminar Room, Aberdeen, AB24 3AA

This is a hybrid event, in person and online. If attending online a teams link will be sent one day before the event.


A woman’s work is never done: Campaigning for women’s and worker’s rights in Aberdeen over the last fifty years

Sandra MacDonald

Born in Africa, brought up in Aberdeen, Sandra studied at Aberdeen and Strathclyde Universities, working in tourism in the North-East before switching to the oil industry, where she worked for over 30 years. A life-long campaigner for women’s and workers’ rights, Sandra was elected to represent St Machar ward on the city council from 2003 to 2007, where she worked hard to enable local people to have their say on decisions affecting their communities. Sandra is a member of Aberdeen Women’s Alliance, Workers’ Educational Association and Grampian Regional Equality Council.

'Dreaming dangerously: Women's Liberation in Aberdeen'

Chris Aldred

Chris Aldred (Durndell 1970-4) was active in Aberdeen’s women’s liberation groups in the 1970s. Her involvement inspired lifelong work in education, especially adult education and work with communities. She continues to be active in trade unions and contributed to early STUC and TUC initiatives in trade union education for and about women, as well as organising and teaching a range of community-based courses for women.