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Guest post: Reflections on the Intersection Between Race and Gender in Public Life

Briana Pegado is the Founder and Director of the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival. During Black History Month she appeared on a panel to discuss the film Confirmation, which tells the story of Anita Hill's testimony against Supreme Court Nominee Clarence Thomas. Here, she reflects on the themes raised by the film. It is this very ability to identify, namely to self-identify, that allows us to be fully heard, seen, respected and enabled to exercise our agency. The term self-identification isn't simply a fad or trend - it is a political act.


Guest Post: My week at Engender

This week Engender welcomed Amy, a pupil at Ross High School, for her work experience. She has written a blog about her experience and what she has gained from her weeks work experience.

Abortion Rights in Colombia

Katherine Ronderos, Directora de Limpal Colombia

What's in it for women? Programme for Government 2018-19

Last month we were thrilled to welcome Eilidh Dickson to the Engender team as our new policy manager on maternity cover. As her arrival coincided with the return of parliament to session, she has collated a gender edit of the Programme for Government 2018-19. Here, in her first blog post, she gives us a handy overview.

Personally, I always secretly enjoyed the start of a new school year – with the new stationery, bigger shoes and fresh start that came with it. And now as a grown-up working in Scottish policy, I can never quite shake the same feelings that the end of the long recess brings in September.

Media, power and violence against women

Visibly Invisible: Cultural representations of women with disabilites in contemporary scottish and uk media

Caroline DarkeEngender has been working with University of Stirling student Caroline Darke on a project exploring some of the issues around the representation (or rather, lack) of women with disabilities within the mainstream Scottish and UK media. This project connects with Engender’s on-going commitment to achieving gender parity within the Scottish media, and our Disabled Women: Our Bodies, Our Rights project, which examines the rights of disabled women and their reproductive journeys within current social care practices and government policy.

This blog is the first in a series Caroline will be writing for us, and explores some of the discourse surrounding disabled women in Scotland.


Speak out even though your voice shakes

Our Communications and Engagement Manager Alys Mumford blogs about the importance of bystander action in preventing inequality. Elin Ersson refusing to sit down

Since I saw the video of Elin Ersson preventing the deportation of a man to Afghanistan from Sweden a few days ago, I just haven’t been able to get it out of my head. When I tell people about it I get goosebumps. It gives me hope in a world where hope seems naïve.

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