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Engender Invite You To Take A Survey On The Transfer Of Additional Powers To The Scottish Parliament

October 13, 2014

Engender logoLike other civil society organisations in Scotland we are currently working to respond to the Smith Commission, which has been established to consider which additional powers should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. This Commission has been set up in accordance with assurances that a No vote in the referendum would lead to an enhanced devolution settlement
Read more and take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8QRXLC8
and view the Briefing here (PDF): www.engender.org.uk/content/publications/Smith-Commission-briefing-October-2014.pdf

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Further Devolution – What Do Women Want?

October 13, 2014

21st November 10am – 1pm.
The Scottish Women’s Convention is holding an event around further devolution for Scotland. To register email info@scottishwomensconvention.org or call 0141 339 4797.

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Write to End Violence Against Women Awards

October 7, 2014

These awards, organised jointly by Zero Tolerance, NUJ Scotland, Rape Crisis Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid and White Ribbon Scotland are now in their second year and seek to showcase and celebrate high quality writing published between 01/09/13 and 01/09/14 which addresses violence against women, and challenges the culture that supports it.
Submission deadline is 31 October 2014. For more information on how to submit a piece for the award, please visit: http://writetoendvaw.com/how-to-enter/
The awards ceremony will be at the Scottish Parliament on 10 December during the 16 Days of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women. For further information or queries please contact Clare McKeown at Zero Tolerance on 0131 556 7365 or clare.mckeown@zerotolerance.org.uk.

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Gender Based Violence Research Network Seminar- ‘Sexual Abuse as a Moral Panic?’

September 30, 2014

29 Oct 2014, 1pm, 57-61 Oakfield Ave, Nursing & Health Care, University of Glasgow

Recent media coverage of high profile sexual abuse cases prompted some commentators to question if we are witnessing a ‘moral panic’ in relation to sexual abuse. Join us for presentations and debate about the implications of framing sexual abuse in these terms for survivors, practitioners and researchers.

This half day seminar organised by the Gender Based Violence Research Network is free to attend, but places are limited.

To book, please RSVP Lisa Campbell, SCCJR Knowledge Exchange Assistant, University of Glasgow, Lisa.Campbell@glasgow.ac.uk t: 0141 330 1834.

Source: http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/news-events/events/sexual-abuse-as-a-moral-panic/

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Scottish Women’s Budget Group Open Meeting

September 30, 2014

21st October, 5pm – 7.30pm, GLASGOW, Buchanan House, Glasgow Caledonian University

Re-group, re-new, revise! Come along to the Scottish Women’s Budget Group – feminist policy change in action.

Never heard of gender budgeting? Long-time supporter of Scottish Women’s Budget Group? Either way, come along and bring a friend. Changes are happening that will have a significant impact on women’s income, democratic representation, and financial autonomy. This meeting will give a quick introduction and overview to feminist economics, the Scottish economy, and the structure of the Scottish Budget and gender budget analysis.

Full details: http://digbig.com/5bkhqx

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‘Sex & Power 2014: Who Runs Britain?’

September 15, 2014

Counting Women In logo…. at the current rate of progress, a child born today will be drawing her pension before she has any chance of being equally represented in the UK Parliament.
‘Sex & Power 2014: Who Runs Britain?’

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Hidden In Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis Of Violence Against Children (UNICEF September 2014)

September 15, 2014

cover of UNICEF Hidden In Plain Sight report“Interpersonal violence – in all its forms – has a grave effect on children: Violence undermines children’s future potential; damages their physical, psychological and emotional well-being; and in many cases, ends their lives. The report sheds light on the prevalence of different forms of violence against children, with global figures and data from 190 countries. Where relevant, data are disaggregated by age and sex, to provide insights into risk and protective factors.” (UNICEF)

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