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Welcome to Engender

Engender is Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation.

Engender has a vision for a Scotland in which women and men have equal opportunities in life, equal access to resources and power, and are equally safe and secure from harm.

Our funders

Engender receives funding from various organisations, with the Scottish Government Equality Fund as our main grant funder. We also rely on membership payments and donations from supporters which gives us unrestricted funding to spend on our feminist work.

You can find out more information about Engender's finances in our Annual Report.

From our blog

GUEST POST: Stand with the pro-choice voice across the US Feminist across the world have continued to watch in horror as reproductive rights are under attack in the USA. In this blog, Jane Carnall, an activist with Abortion Rights Edinburgh sets out why we must act in solidarity with those seeking access to abortion in the states.

Incorporating CEDAW - what a new human rights bill could do for women in Scotland

Tell us about your experiences of workplace sexual harassment

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CEDAW: Follow-up to Concluding Observations 4 nations reportCEDAW: Follow-up to Concluding Observations 4 nations report This submission follows a four-nations shadow report produced for the UK examination in February 2019,1 and draws on evidence submitted by civil society organisations to Engender, Northern Ireland Women’s European Platform, Women’s Equality Network Wales and the Women’s Resource Centre in England.

CEDAW: Follow-up to Concluding Observations Scotland ReportCEDAW: Follow-up to Concluding Observations Scotland Report

Gender Edit of Scotland's Programme for Government 2021-2022Gender Edit of Scotland's Programme for Government 2021-2022

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On The Engender

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On the Engender is Scotland's feminist policy podcast. It is produced by Engender and features experts from across the women's sector in Scotland. Listen here.

Gender Equal Media Scotland

Engender is a partner in the GEMS project, which works to transform Scotland's media through feminist research, journalism and campaigning. Find out more.

Equal Representation Coalition

Engender is a member of the Equal Representation Coalition, which has a vision for Scotland where our elected representatives truly reflect the diversity of the Scottish population. Find out more.

European Women's Lobby

Engender is a member of the European Women's Lobby, the largest network of women's organisations in the EU, promoting women's rights and gender equality. Find out more.

UK Joint Committee on Women

Engender represents Scotland on the UK Joint Committee on Women, alongside NAWO, NIWEP and WEN Wales.