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Summary of 'Gendering Scotland’s Employability Pipeline' Roundtable

As part of the Building Equality project, Engender and Scottish Women’s Aid brought together a small number of gender and employability specialists to discuss Scotland’s employability services and some of the limitations of the employability pipeline, particularly when it comes to engaging with and responding to the different experiences and needs of women.

Date of publication: August 2017.

Filename: Summary-of-Gendering-Scotlands-Employability-Pipeline-Roundtable.pdf | File size: 467KB | Tags: employability education gendermattersroadmap
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Summary of 'Period Poverty' in Scotland Roundtable

In June 2017 Engender held a roundtable discussion to gain a better understanding of ’period poverty’ in Scotland: the issue of women not having adequate access to sanitary products. The event brought together a small number of specialists and practitioners from the women’s sector, education and homelessness to get an overview of what information and evidence currently exists on the scale and nature of the problem, and where we can act as individual organisations and in collaboration to build the evidence base for specific interventions.

Date of publication: August 2017.

Filename: Engender-Roundtable-Summary-Period-Poverty-June-2017.pdf | File size: 660KB | Tags: health poverty education
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Summary of 'Gender Matters in Education' Roundtable

As part of developing our Gender Matters Roadmap, in December 2016 Engender held a roundtable to discuss gendered education strategies for Scotland. The roundtable brought together a small group of expert participants and practitioners to think creatively about some of the gender equality challenges in the Scottish school system, and to collaboratively develop specific policy measures.

Key themes that emerged from the discussion included:

• Addressing a pervasive culture of misogyny and harassment in schools and countering gender stereotyping
• Addressing gender equality and violence against women and girls in teacher training
• The need to look at school strategy, leadership, aims and management through a gendered lens and the importance of taking a ‘whole school’ approach
• The need for better data gathering on incidents of sexism and misogyny in schools, and better reporting frameworks on progressing gender equality

Date of publication: February 2017.

Filename: Summary-of-Gender-Matters-in-Education-Roundtable.pdf | File size: 582KB | Tags: education gendermattersroadmap
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