Ruth Wilkinson

Role

Events and communications officer, Scotland

Biography

Ruth is the events and communications officer at the Scottish office. She works with outreach, social media, and visual communication for Scottish and UK campaigns. Before working with Global Justice Now, she was a freelance designer for six years, and is a long-time campaigner for LGBTQ and disability rights. She holds a MA in illustration, with focus on the politics of representation, and in her spare time enjoys reading comics, dancing and writing long essays about feminism, disability, and the arts on her personal blog.

Latest posts

International Women's Day: Seven ways women changed the face of the last decade


05 March 2020

The 2010s marked a period of mass protest and social upheaval. Today, the first International Women’s Day of a new decade, we look back at just a few of the thousands of women-led movements across the world challenging and toppling oppressive systems.

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe is a continent of walls.


11 November 2019

Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall was brought down in a euphoric rush of hope and reunification. 

The new Scottish climate bill shows how far we’ve come – but it’s not enough

Yesterday, on Wednesday 25 September, Holyrood passed the new Climate Bill for Scotland. It’s much more ambitious than it was when it was first proposed – but it doesn’t do enough to address the climate emergency.

The last year of incredible women-led movements around the world


07 March 2019

This International Women's Day, as tens of thousands globally take part in this year’s Women’s Strike, we look back on some of the many incredible movements led by and for women around the world since 8 March 2018.

Why climate change and migration are unavoidably linked

Across the world, two issues have everyone’s attention – immigration and climate change. It’s easy to think those two things are unconnected, but like so many issues of global inequality, they’re intimately linked.

A tug of war for Scotland's future


05 September 2018

The sun is unexpectedly shining from a clear blue sky as I arrive at Holyrood. I’m wearing my finest business suit and bowler hat, and I’m standing outside the Scottish parliament. With me are Liam Fox, Theresa May, Donald Trump, and UK trade minister George Hollingbery. But I’m not here to discuss investments or tax breaks. There’s something more important at stake.

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