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CEDAW and constitutional change in Scotland

CEDAW and constitutional change in Scotland

City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ.
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March 20, 2014, 10.00 – 13.30

City Halls, Glasgow

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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is often described as an international bill of rights for women. This seminar will look particularly at how CEDAW could be incorporated in Scotland’s future and how women’s equality and human rights could fit and thrive in different constitutional settings.

Participants will hear more about the how Scottish women’s experiences were represented in the CEDAW Committee’s examination of the UK in July 2013. The seminar will also provide participants with more information about the possibilities for women’s equality in Scotland’s future.

Who should attend?

You should come along if you work for a woman’s organisation, project or network or if you are an activist who is interested in campaigning about discrimination against women.

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This is a free event.


10.00 – 10.30 Registration, tea and coffee, networking

10.30 – 10.40 Welcome and introductions: Dr Marsha Scott, Convener of Engender

10.40 –10.55 The EHRCs work on constitutional reform: Euan Page, Parliamentary Affairs Manager, EHRC

10.55 – 11.30 Engaging with CEDAW: A Scottish perspective and lessons for the future: Emma Ritch, Executive Director, Engender

11.30 – 12.00 Expert input perspective on gender and constitutional reform: Professor Fiona Mackay, Professor of Politics, University of Edinburgh

12.00 – 12.30 Panel Discussion, chaired by Dr Marsha Scott, Professor Fiona Mackay, University of Edinburgh, Emma Ritch, Engender, Euan Page, EHRC

12.30 – 12.45 Next steps and closing comments: Dr Marsha Scott

12.45 – 1.30 Networking lunch

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