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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.

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Engender response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on incorporation of the UN Charter of Children’s Rights

Engender welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Scottish Government’s proposals relating to incorporation of the UN Charter of Children’s Rights (UNCRC).

We are fully supportive of intentions to incorporate the treaty into Scots Law and view the UNCRC as the first step in a human rights legal framework for Scotland, one which will include women’s rights both overtly and holistically. We are however concerned that some of the Scottish Government’s proposals would not lead to a comprehensive and rigorous system for the protection of children’s rights. While we recognise that children’s rights and women’s rights are frequently closely connected, we do not consider Engender to have any particular expertise in the UNCRC. We have therefore approached this consultation in its broad themes in order to highlight some key areas of support and concern.

Date of publication: August 2019.

Filename: Engender-response-to-the-Scottish-Governments-consultation-on-incorporation-of-the-UN-Charter-of-Childrens-Rights.pdf | File size: 229KB | Tags: cedaw, womensrights, childcare
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Gender Edit of Scotland's Programme For Government 2020-2021

This gender edit of The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government compiles all references to women, gender and issues with implications for gender equality which appear in the document.

This year’s Programme for Government comes amid the Scottish Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and ahead of the Scottish Elections in 2021. Considerable focus is given to protecting jobs and adjustments or investments in the health and social care system. The Government announced four new Bills to be introduced and the continuation of Bills already introduced ahead of the dissolution for the election next year.

Date published: September 2020.

Filename: GENDER-EDIT-OF-PROTECTING-SCOTLAND-RENEWING-SCOTLAND-THE-GOVERNMENTS-PROGRAMME-FOR-SCOTLAND-2020-2021.pdf | File size: 251KB | Tags: genderedit, faireconomy, covid19, womensrights, cedaw, socialsecurity, care
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CEDAW UK Examination: annotated concluding observations

On March 8th 2019 the UN CEDAW Committee released their concluding observations following the UK examination in Geneva.

These concluding observations have been annotated by Engender with contextual information that may be of interest.

We have highlighted:

• Mentions of Scotland

• Concluding observation that reflects one of Engender’s key calls, either made through our Scotland shadow report or through the four-nations report produced with WEN Wales, NIWEP, and Women’s Resource Centre.

And added specific details which may be of interest.

Filename: Engender-annotated-concluding-observations-formatted.pdf | File size: 722KB | Tags: cedaw, genderedit
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Engender Annual Report 2017-18

This annual report sets out the work that Engender has been doing over 2017-18 to persuade politicians, policymakers, and those with power and influence across Scotland that gender matters. Our small and dedicated staff team have been working locally, nationally, and internationally to make women’s voices heard in the heart of government, at the UN, and in political and policymaking spaces across Scotland.

Date of publication: November 2018.

Filename: Engender-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf | File size: 1149KB | Tags: womensrights, cedaw, engendernews , annualreport
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