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.
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.
The imprisonment rate for women in Scotland remains one of the highest in Northern Europe. Although it has decreased, approximately 3,000 women are imprisoned each year in Scotland, almost two thirds of whom are detained while presumptively innocent. Though the number of women in prison is decreasing, there continue to be concerns over the criminal justice system’s response to women who offend due to diminished use of alternatives to custody, lack of trauma-informed services, and insufficient funding for community services.
Date of publication: May 2018.Filename: Engender-submission-of-evidence-to-the-Scottish-Parliament-Justice-Committee-on-the-Management-of-Offenders-Scotland-Bill.pdf | File size: 543KB | Tags: criminaljustice
Engender welcomes the opportunity presented by this independent review to consider the ways in which Scotland might respond to the gendered social phenomenon of misogynistic harassment and hate speech.
The aim of Lord Bracadale’s review is to consider “whether the law should be clarified and harmonised, and whether additional protected groups should be included” . Our submission attempts to reflect on the shape and impact of misogynistic harassment of women in Scotland, and to generate ideas about how this might be disrupted.
Date of publication: November 2017.
Engender welcomes this opportunity to submit our views to Police Scotland on the Policing 2026 Strategy. The structure, roles and strategy of Scotland’s police force is of vital importance in both preventing and addressing violence against women and girls, and progressing gender equality in Scotland. In order to deliver actions and services that meet the needs of both men, women, boys and girls, it is vital that any policing strategy takes a gendered approach to how it thinks about the main risks, challenges, opportunities and demands in the Scottish context. We would like to see a police force that puts equality at the heart of its strategy.
Date of publication: August 2017.Filename: Engender-response-to-Police-Scotland-Policing-2026-Strategy-Consultation.pdf | File size: 346KB | Tags: criminaljustice
Engender's response to the public consultation on the Criminalisation of the Purchase of Sex (Scotland) Bill 2.
Date of publication: December 2012.Filename: 121212-prostitution-consultation.docx | File size: 22KB | Tags: vawg criminaljustice
Engender's submission of written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee call for evidence on the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2 Amendment 516).
Date of publication: April 2010.Filename: 100429-CJL-Bill-Stage-2-amemdment-516.pdf | File size: 115KB | Tags: criminaljustice
Engender's submission of written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee call for evidence on the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2 Amendments).
Filename: 100316-Engaging-in-Paid-for-Sexual-Activity.pdf | File size: 23KB | Tags: criminaljustice womensrights
Date of publication: March 2010.
Engender's written submission to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee call for written evidence on the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.
Date of publication: April 2009.Filename: 090425-Evidence-re-extreme-porn.pdf | File size: 26KB | Tags: criminaljustice vawg
A summary and discussion of the implications of data from the Gender Audit of Statistics [Breitenbach,E. and Wasoff, F. Scottish Executive Social Research 2007] relating to care and caring prepared by S. Macpherson, Engender Associate and E. Thomson.Filename: Crime-and-Justice.pdf | File size: 50KB | Tags: criminaljustice
Engender's submission of written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee Inquiry into female offenders in the criminal justice system in Scotland.
Date of publication: March 2009.Filename: 090306-Evidence-to-EO-Committee-Female-Offenders.pdf | File size: 31KB | Tags: womensrights criminaljustice
Engender Response to the Scottish Law Commission Proposals for Rape and Sexual Offences.
Date of publication: March 2008.Filename: 080312-SLC-Rape-Sexual-Offences.pdf | File size: 27KB | Tags: vawg criminaljustice
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