70% suffer sexual harassment in Scotland's workplaces in shocking new report
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says it's vital to weave feminism firmly into the fabric of a better nation
SCOTLAND is once again at the crossroads of independence having been pushed there by one of the most aggressively misogynistic governments in the UK's history.
The reason why I raise the issue of gender politics is that now, more than ever, it is imperative we protect the female-friendly democracy established so far in this great nation of ours.
Girls to be empowered to be tech leaders of the future as part of new mentor strategy
SCOTLAND’S SCHOOLS are going to be the focus of a drive to find and promote women who are experts and in the field of technology, engineering and science.
A new project is part of a strategy by the charity Girl Geek Scotland and government body Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to tackle Scotland’s gender imbalance in digital technology.
Thousands expected at demonstration to condemn rightward lurch in US
CAMPAIGNERS FOR women, migrants, refugees, and the LGBT community will arrive in Edinburgh this weekend (Saturday 11 February) for a national demonstration to oppose the policies of new US president Donald Trump.
An estimated 7,000 people turned out in Edinburgh last month in the largest protest in Scotland on a day of action across the UK.
Lib Dems solidify support behind tackling pay inequality
ALL public funded apprenticeships should have to reach a target of 50 per cent men and 50 per cent women, especially in engineering according to the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
The amendment, which was part of their gender pay motion, was carried at their autumn conference in Dunfermline in which the party demanded that the Scottish Government set the targets and negotiate with industry.
Global justice campaigners publish map of human rights abusing land owners
LARGE tracts of land in Scotland are owned by an array of human rights abusers, work rights abusers and companies detrimental to the environment, according to the campaign group Global Justice Now
The group has produced an interactive map detailing what it says is the true nature of land ownership in Scotland with lists of seven global owners of capital who own hundreds of thousands of acres worth of estates.
Labour leader's revelation means Scotland now has a majority of LGBT+ party leaders
KEZIA DUGDALE has spoken about the support she has received after revealing in an interview that she is in a relationship with a woman.
Dugdale joins Scottish Greens co-convener Partick Harvie, Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson and Ukip's Scotland leader David Coburn as openly LGBT leaders, meaning over half of the leaders of the major political parties in Scotland are LGBT+.
Aberdeen Football Club lead the way in efforts to tackle football homophobia
ABERDEEN FOOTBALL CLUB are set to launch 'Proud Dons' today (1 March), the first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) supporters group in Scottish Football.
The move is being made in an effort to tackle homophobic attitudes in the game by formally recognising the teams gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender supporters.
National trade union convention will focus on economic justice and political change
THE SCOTTISH TRADES UNION CONGRESS' 119th annual convention will take place from 18 April and focus on the need to act for jobs, rights at work and wider equality at home and across the world.
Over 350 delegates from 36 affiliated unions and 22 trades union councils will join national and international political speakers to debate major issues facing the trade union movement at Dundee's Caird Hall.
Chilling effect of anti-LGBT education law still evident 15 years after its repeal
LGBT CAMPAIGN group Stonewall Scotland have placed education at the top of their demands ahead of May's election, in a manifesto which calls for inclusive education and teacher training to tackle bullying and discrimination in Scotland's schools.