Posted by Emma Ritch
on July 13 2018 at 13:13
Earlier this summer our Executive Director Emma Ritch attended the General Assembly of the European Women's Lobby in Brussels. Here she writes on the role and structure of the Lobby, and how Engender works with our sisters in Europe.
In June, I spent most of a week at the European Women's Lobby general assembly in Brussels, where I was elected to its board of administration.
The Lobby is the largest European umbrella of women's organisations, and its general assembly is an annual gathering of all of the national co-ordinations. Engender represents Scotland within the Lobby.
Some of you who follow European feminism or institutional feminist politics will have seen the Lobby pop up on Twitter, in our Friday Feminist Five mailers, but their work is much less familiar to other feminists in Scotland.
I thought I'd share five things about the Lobby (and Engender's involvement with it) that might be of interest.
Posted by Site administrator
on December 14 2017 at 11:19
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 by Caroline Levack
on September 22 2016 at 14:36
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.