Members' area: Sign in or join Engender

Items tagged “abortion,”


Engender produces a range of publications including reports about specific subjects, parliamentary briefings, responses to consultations, and our annual reports. These are all available online, and we can also send printed copies of selected reports. Contact us to arrange this.

The Gender Matters Roadmap

In 2017 Engender launched the Gender Matters Roadmap, which sets out the steps needed to move closer to women's equality in Scotland by 2030.

Download file

Engender Parliamentary Briefing: Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

This is a briefing for MSPs ahead of the Member's Business Debate on Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones. Engender calls for a robust strategy to respond to protests as harassment and abuse towards women, including implementation of buffer zones around clinics, as part of the Scottish Government’s stated ambitions on abortion rights and access to forms of quality healthcare predominantly utilised by women.

Date of publication: November 2021.

Filename: Engender-Parliamentary-Briefing-Abortion-Clinic-Buffer-Zones.pdf | File size: 168KB | Tags: abortion, health, cedaw
Download file

Engender response to the Scottish Government consultation on Abortion notifications and data

Engender unequivocally supports women’s autonomy over their bodies and lives and considers abortion access fundamental to women’s rights and reproductive justice. Women in Scotland must have a legal right to choices around family planning, as outlined by the Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), which is supported by intersectional and gender-sensitive abortion services, adequate and culturally sensitive information, and support.

Engender supports the proposals to move data collection and notification of abortion to digital practices and to separate the formal notification to the CMO and data collection. In our view, this will reduce the administrative burden on providers of abortion care and on the CMO’s office and enable PHS to develop the most robust data collection possible. While we believe that personal information data collection is a vital component of service delivery analysis and improvement, provision of data should not be compelled or used to police or prevent women’s access to vital healthcare and the provision of this data should be anonymised, secure and freely given for outlined purposes.

Date of publication: May 2021

Filename: Engender-consulation-response-Abortion-notifications-and-data-changing-the-process.pdf | File size: 173KB | Tags: abortion, data
Download file

Engender submission of evidence to the UK Government Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into abortion law in Northern Ireland

As Scotland’s representative member on the UK Joint Committee on Women, Engender unequivocally supports women in Northern Ireland’s autonomy over their bodies and lives, and considers abortion access fundamental to women’s rights and gender equality across the whole of the UK. The current law discriminates against and criminalises some UK women based upon their residence in Northern Ireland alone and places the UK Government in breach of its international obligations.

Date of publication: December 2018.

Filename: Engender-submission-of-evidence-to-the-UK-Government-Women-and-Equalities-Committee-inquiry-into-abortion-law-in-Northern-Ireland.pdf | File size: 620KB | Tags: health, abortion, womensrights
Click here to
join Engender

Mailing list

To join our email list, simply enter your email address below.

Latest tweets

  • "..and we urge local authorities to be ambitious and innovative when it comes to embedding equality in the built environment.” 14 hours ago in reply to EngenderScot
  • "..the time is right to bring feminist thinking into our local democracy. There are fantastic international examples of a holistic approach to feminist town planning which show what can be achieved when we mainstream equality throughout devolved decision making.." 14 hours ago in reply to EngenderScot
  • "..consider equality in everything they do, they can have a huge impact on women’s safety, access to resources, and ability to get the most out of where they live. With record numbers of women elected to our local councils in Scotland.." 14 hours ago in reply to EngenderScot

Follow @EngenderScot