Youth-led research exploring the impact of WW1 on young women in Scotland.

Youngwummin logo featuring a suffragettes boot

To mark the centenary of WW1 and during the Year of Young People, YouthLink Scotland worked in partnership with the National Library of Scotland to deliver the Youngwummin project. This saw 44 young people from five youth groups across Scotland conduct research on the impact of WW1 on young women in Scotland.

During 2017-18 youth workers from the five youth groups based in Stirling Council, Shaper Caper (Dundee), Yipworld (East Ayrshire), Dumfries and Galloway Council and East Dunbartonshire Council, were trained in youth work, youth-led research and heritage skills. These skills were then used to support the young people to conduct the research. The young people chose to focus on women in work, women in the home, women’s rights including suffragettes and women’s hospitals.

The young people’s research was displayed in a three-month exhibition at the National Library of Scotland between June and September 2018. Find out more information on the exhibition here

Watch this video from the Young Researchers explain their research during a trip to Sky Academy.

Watch this film created by the Young Researcher Shaper Caper in Dundee who performed a dance inspired by the book ‘War Girls’

Contact our Research Team

If you're interested in hearing more about Youngwummin or any other youth-led research projects contact our Senior Policy and Research Officer Dr Amy Calder