MEMBERS of Yip World who have been involved in a national project took part in its official launch.

They have been working with YouthLink Scotland on a celebration marking 100 years since women first received the vote and reflecting on women’s rights post the end of World War I.

Their hard work and research has culminated in an exhibition, called Youngwummin, created in partnership with the National Library of Scotland and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

A spokeswoman for Yip World said: “This was a very worthwhile project and I cannot wait to see what we have achieved. It was an amazing experience to work with such a talented and wonderfully dedicated group of young women.”

As part of Scotland’s Year of Young People, Yip World joined young researchers across Scotland who have been exploring women’s rights past and present.

The project has provided young people with the opportunity to explore women’s history and support them to conduct research on the impact of the war and the suffragette movement on today’s society.

Amy Calder, Project Lead at YouthLink Scotland said: “Through the Youngwummin project, a number of early-career youth workers have received support and training to develop their youth work, youth-led research and to support these young heritage researchers to understand women’s experiences during World War I and reflect on how that resonates with their lives today.”

Five youth projects across the country have contributed to the exhibition. The display is divided into three themes: Scottish Women’s Hospitals; Women, Work & Home; and Women’s Suffrage and the War.