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The problem: gender inequality

Women live with gender inequality daily, in ways that range from explicit discrimination and breaches of our human rights, to the relentless undermining portrayals of women in the media and public domain.

Social expectations and assumptions rooted in historical gender relations influence all walks of life, for women and for men, and compromise the equality that has been achieved on paper.

This legacy of women’s second class citizenship has not been overcome and continues to define women’s life chances in the 21st century.

Women’s inequality in Scotland

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