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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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Why I’m a Supporter

This blog is written by Nighet Nasim Riaz, a Phd Researchers and Associate lecturer at the University of West of Scotland and SNP activist. Politics has changed dramatically over the independence referendum period with many women becoming more visible and vocal on both sides of the debate. I am very proud of the precedent that …

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Why I’m a Supporter

Monica Lennon, Councillor for South Lanarkshire, tell us about why equal representation matters to her and the very real sexism that women candidates and elected representatives face even today.  When I stood in the 2012 council elections I hadn’t fully appreciated how rare women are in local politics. It was little things at first. “You’re not like most councillors”, …

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