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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 Parliamentary Briefing: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2021

Engender welcomes this debate to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2021 and the start of 16 Days of Activism. This is the 30th year of the international campaign recognising the global epidemic of violence against women, with 1 in 3 women worldwide subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner, non-partner or both, and the full continuum of violence perpetrated against women, including sexual harassment, violence in digital contexts, harmful practices, and sexual exploitation.

Date of publication: November 2021.

Filename: Engender-Parliamentary-Briefing-16-Days-2021.pdf | File size: 207KB | Tags: vaw, covid19, publicspace, planning
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Engender response to the Scottish Government Consultation on Proposed Changes to Pre-Application Consultation Requirements in Planning

Engender welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Scottish Government’s proposals for Changes to Pre-Application Consultation Requirements in Planning. In order to ensure that planning processes result in places that are more inclusive, diverse and empowering, communities of women must be involved in planning processes.

Date of publication: November 2020.

Filename: Engender-response-to-the-Scottish-Government-Consultation-on-Proposed-Changes-to-Pre-Application-Consultation-Requirements-in-Planning.pdf | File size: 171KB | Tags: planning, publicspace, transport, womensrights
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Engender response to the Scottish Government ‘Call for ideas’ for the National Planning Framework 4

This is a response to the Scottish Government ‘Call for ideas’ for the National Planning Framework 4. To date, gender equality has not been integrated into the public planning system in Scotland. However, women experience and navigate public space very differently to men.

This response was drafted before measures to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 were instituted. Since March, the scale of impact of these measures has brought to line an enormous range of issues, many of which have direct links to how we use public space, for example, a lack of access to green space including for children, and the design of cities restricting the ability to safely social distance (pavement widths). Additionally, demand on health and social care, including women’s unpaid care roles has expanded enormously. Women’s lesser access to digital forms or participation and increased responsibilities for care and domestic work add to their exclusion from consultation processes.

Date of publication: May 2020.

Filename: Engender-Call-for-Ideas-Response-March-2020.pdf | File size: 311KB | Tags: planning, publicspace, transport
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