Lesley Laird; Time is overdue for bold action on women’s real equality

Lesley Laird is a Scottish Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath and Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland. Lesley is a supporter of the Women 5050 campaign to achieve gender-balanced representation in Parliament, Local Councils and on Public Boards. Twitter: @LesleyLaird  With the shocking Harvey Weinstein revelations in the latter part of 2017, you would have …

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Parliamentary Reform – what’s in it for women?

By Talat Yaqoob, Chair and Co-Founder of Women 5050 Today, the Scottish Parliament debated the report by the Commission on Parliamentary Reform (read here). This reform process was critical for women, not only to ensure that we push for gender balance, but to make way for more inclusive practice throughout our parliament. After the revelation …

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Girls Against – a rally call against sexual harassment

Anna Cowan, is 17 and lives in Glasgow.  She along with 3 of her friends, founded and run the campaign; Girls Against  I believe all powerful political movements and campaigns begin from a sense of anger or alienation; the feeling that you’re being overlooked and dismissed – perhaps due to ethnicity, sexuality, or age. For us, …

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