This week we have been joined in the new
Engender office by Livi, a student on a work experience placement from Holy
Rood RC High. While here, Livi has written a piece on period shaming, an issue which she has previously researched at
school and feels strongly should be more widely covered.
Posted on December 15 2017 at 13:18
A few weeks ago, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations asked our Policy and Parliamentary Manager, Emma Trottier, to write a short blog about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, the SDG concerning gender equality and its link to the rest of the goals. Here she sets out what needs to happen for the goal to become a reality.
For those unfamiliar, the fifth of the 17 SDGs commits member states to achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. By 2030. Or 15 years from the time the SDGs were agreed to in 2015. Ambitious, isn’t it?
Posted on December 14 2017 at 11:19
access is still a matter that unfairly affects girls all over the world from
living safely and prosperously. An education is not only empowering for women
but also the best way to alleviate them from poverty. The Pioneers of Women’s
Education have campaigned for girls to have equal access to education and the
fight continues as more than two-thirds of the illiterate adult population are
women. Here Plan International blog for Engender about Scotland’s educational pioneers.
Posted on September 22 2016 at 14:36
The Scottish Labour party
We Can at its conference in Perth last weekend. The document sets
out its case for a ‘no vote’ in the referendum and the bones of its manifesto
for the Scottish parliamentary elections in 2016.
References to gender touch on a range of issues:
fair procurement, the care sector, childcare, equal access to sport in
education, political representation and international development. In the main
these are made in passing and are not linked to barriers to women’s equality or
proposed solutions, however there are a number of noteworthy inclusions. Full extracts are pulled
out in our 'gender
edit' of the paper.
Posted on March 28 2014 at 11:50