Month: July 2015

Why the status quo isn’t good enough for the Scottish Liberal Democrats

Siobhan Mathers is a former target seat candidate and former Vice Convenor of the Scottish Liberal Democrats I’m a Scottish Liberal Democrat (we definitely still exist and with significantly more members than before the election!). Liberal Democrats care about women. We care about equality of opportunity and equality of outcomes. We have carefully crafted policy, …

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Why the NUS Scotland Women’s Campaign Supports 5050

Emily Beever is NUS Scotland women’s officer and supporter of Women 5050: Students have long been at the forefront of tackling inequalities that exist within our society. From the students who fought for equal marriage in Scotland, those that are working to tackle lad culture in our society and the students who fought against cuts …

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Intersectionality is the way to an inclusive Scotland

This blog is written by Anna Crow, a non-binary intersectional feminist, Scottish Green Party and Global Justice Now activist and emergency medicine doctor I am not someone who has always been interested in and involved with politics or someone who has always identified as a feminist.  My engagement with feminism and politics just happened over …

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Press Release – The Campaign For A Fairer Parliament Carries On

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Women 5050 disappointed in Westminster decision to reject devolution of political quotas Last night MPs debated 2 amendments to the Scotland Bill which would have devolved the ability to introduce “gender balancing” or quotas to the Scottish Parliament. Both amendments fell. Amendment 123, submitted by Ian Murray MP would have allowed the Scottish …

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Press Release: Today’s Debate Could Change Scotland’s Politics For Women

Today’s debate could change Scotland’s politics for women On Monday, MPs will be debating whether equality for women in the Scottish Parliament can become a reality. The amendment to the Scotland Bill, submitted by Ian Murray MP, would devolve the ability to implement “gender balance” measures into the Scottish Parliament and in public bodies. This …

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Women 5050 is a cross party campaign group and we are incredibly proud of the formidable women politicians we have on our steering group; Kezia Dugdale, Alison Johnstone and Christina McKelvie. Read why they are involved and why women’s fair representation means so much to them. Kezia Dudgdale, MSP, Scottish Labour: The case for having more …

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