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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PRESS RELEASE: Today’s legislative programme gender pledge

PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE RELEASE Women 5050 welcome the 5050 by 2020 pledge, but change starts from within. The First Minister’s pledge today of a 50/50 gender equality split by 2020 on public, private and third sector boards, has been warmly welcomed by women 5050, the campaign for 50% representation of women in councils, in Scottish …

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Press Release: A 50/50 cabinet is a great first step

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER Women 5050 welcomes the 50/50 cabinet, but it’s only the first step Women 5050, the cross party campaign group pushing for 50% quotas for women in parliament, councils and public boards, welcomes Nicola Sturgeon’s gender equal cabinet, who today are meeting for the first time. The campaign …

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Local Organising

After our jam packed event in Edinburgh, many supporters requested local resources to help with increasing visibility an activities on the ground. Here you can find: a Local Organising Pack A Sign up sheet Postcards you can print – women5050 A6 postcard

Political parties make first response to Smith Commission

Today all Scottish political parties published their first response to the Smith Commission on further devolved powers to Scotland We welcome the references to creating fair representation for women in some of the responses. However we would like to see a stronger commitment as the process continues. Women 5050 will be submitting its own response which …

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