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Guest Post: “Leanne Wood, I would!” (Helpful Twitter Guy, 2015)

Guest post by Harriet Protheroe-Davis, student activist and Women 50:50 Edinburgh branch organiser

Guest Post: Sexism is societal problem that every party must tackle

Guest blog by Kezia Dugdale, MSP and deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party

What are your plans for women and children?

What are your plans for women and children?

This General Election, ask your candidates what their plans are for women and children.

We know that women, children and young people have been disproportionately impacted on by recent changes to public spending. What happens at Westminster hugely affects us all. We'd like your support in asking candidates how they will protect and support women and children from discrimination, poverty and harm.

Guest Post: Women at the heart of decision making: How women’s goals and ambitions can shape and create better public policy

Lynn Williamsby Lynn Williams, SCVO. Lynn is also an unpaid carer.

I left university some 20 years ago (how did that happen?!) with real fire in my belly, angry at the injustice of poverty and how those in poverty were treated.

International Women's Day - Let's #makeworkvisible

Happy International Women's Day!

Cracks in the Glass Ceiling or Just a Trick of the Light? New Report on Women on Boards

Cracks in the Ceiling or just a trick of the light? Cracks in the Ceiling or just a trick of the light?What is this report about?

As part of the European Women’s Lobby’s Beijing+20 focus month on ‘Women in Decision-Making’, February sees the launch of the EWL’s latest report on women on boards, entitled ‘Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?’

Welcome to Engender, Alys!

Alys has joined Engender as our new Communications and Engagement Officer, where she’ll be sending out mailings, running events, and making sure you’re up to speed with everything that’s happening in the wonderful world of gender equality campaigning! Before joining Engender she worked with Jubilee Scotland on the campaign to cancel global debt and at People & Planet helping students campaign against climate change. She studied at Cardiff University, where she was women’s officer at the student union, and is excited to be getting her teeth back into feminist campaigning again! You can contact Alys to chat about anything to do with her role.

Smith Commission agreement a mixed bag for women

Scottish ParliamentThe Smith Commission report was launched this morning with some fanfare and warm words for both the 'sagacious' stewardship of Lord Smith of Kelvin and the National Museum of Scotland, which hosted the affair.

Constitutions work wrap-up

The referendum and subsequent invigorating deadlines set down by the Smith Commission have been keeping us policy types busy these past few months.

Women and the draft Scottish budget 2015-16

Scottish banknotesOne of the things that Engender does that we're nerdily excited by, is to provide support to the Scottish Women's Budget Group. Some of our staff and members are long-time members of the budget group, and it's always a pleasure to get together with them to talk about Scotland's budget.

Smith Commission: problems and possibilities for women's equality

Scottish ParliamentThe Smith Commission website is as spare as a fledgling campaign website. It serves as an indicator of the hasty birth of the Commission itself; set up in a scramble following the independence referendum No vote.

Engender's response to the indyref result

Grass

Guest blog: Women for Independence (Indyref Thursday #8)

This week's final indyref Thursday is a double page special from two former politicians who have been out on the campaign trail. They describe what they believe their vote will mean for women.

Guest blog: Women Saying No (Indyref Thursday #8)

This week's final indyref Thursday is a double page special from two former politicians who have been out on the campaign trail. They describe what they believe their vote will mean for women.

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