NUJ reaffirms commitment to gender equality following controversy over ‘misogynistic’ Herald article
Herald journalist Brian Beacom’s argument that the BBC is “pushing women beyond the level of their talent” has been criticised by Nicola Sturgeon, Monica Lennon, WIJ Scotland and Engender
THE NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality in media, following controversy over recent articles by Herald journalist Brian Beacom, whose arguments against the BBC’s “obsession” with female presenters have been condemned as sexist by politicians, campaigners and industry figures.
Women's charities and journalist boycott ‘Scottish Women’s Awards’ over lack of transparency
Scottish Women’s Awards declines to name the organisation running the event amid concerns over transparency
WOMEN’S CHARITIES and a BBC journalist nominated for awards at the Scottish Women’s Awards will not attend over a lack of transparency about the event, being held at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow next month by profit-making organisers ‘Creative Oceanic’.
Support for legislation to end period poverty grows across Scotland
Trade unions, business and women’s charities have made submissions to a consultation on ending period poverty across Scotland
THERE IS GROWING support from a wide variety of organisations for legislation that could end period poverty across Scotland.
A number of organisations, including the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and Engender have made submissions as part of the consultation to Monica Lennon MSP’s members’ bill to provide universal free access to sanitary products.
Campaigners push for national investment bank to advance green and equalities agenda
As the consultation closes, a range of organisations have called for Scottish Government to ensure SNIB has progressive policy at its heart
AS THE CONSULTATION ON the Scottish National Investment Bank (Snib) draws to a close, organisations including Engender, Friends of the Earth Scotland, RSPB Scotland, Unison, Common Weal, and Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) are calling on the Scottish Government to ensure the bank advances a “greener and more equal” Scotland.
Campaigners call for abortion decriminalisation, while Scottish Government backs current law
Pro-choice groups say Scotland should use newly devolved powers to modernise abortion law
ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY of the Abortion Act 1967, pro-choice campaigners say women’s reproductive rights are not being met by the law, and that abortion should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal justice one.
Feminist campaigners set out 2030 roadmap for Scottish Government on gender equality
Gender equality ‘roadmap’ launched at feminist conference
FEMINIST policy organisation Engender launched a paper on Friday (8 September), urging the Scottish Government to take action on gender equality.
Scotland urged to become first to provide universal free sanitary products
Scottish Labour MSP Monica Lennon will bring forward legislation hoping to introduce a universal system providing free sanitary products
SCOTLAND COULD BECOME the first country in the world to provide access to free sanitary products.
Monica Lennon MSP has launched a consultation on proposed legislation that would force Scottish ministers to introduce a system providing universal access to free sanitary products.
Emma Ritch: How 'Roosh V' highlights the need for gender hate crime legislation
Engender director Emma Ritch asks whether Scotland's laws are fit for purpose when it comes to protecting women from all forms of abuse
THE announcement of global misogyny meetups organised by apparent rape-advocate 'Roosh V' (real name Daryush Valizadeh) has prompted widespread anger and condemnation.
Women's hustings and conversation cafes proposed in run-up to Holyrood elections
Feminist organisation want gender equality at forefront of debate
HUSTINGS and 'conversation cafes' where women can quiz candidates on gender issues have been proposed by feminist organisation Engender, which is offering to support events.
Engender, which is a feminist membership organisation, has said candidates need to commit to the promises on women's equality included in its manifesto.