Equality, Human Rights and Constitutional Change : Where do women’s rights fit?

February 19, 2014


on the 20th March, at 10am, GLASGOW, City Halls, Candleriggs, G1 1NQ

Equality, Human Rights and Constitutional Change: Where do women’s rights fit?

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is often described as an international bill of rights for women.  This seminar will look particularly at how CEDAW could be incorporated in Scotland’s future and how women’s equality and human rights could fit and thrive in different constitutional settings.

Participants will hear more about the how Scottish women’s experiences were represented in the CEDAW Committee’s examination of the UK in July 2013. The seminar will also provide participants with more information about the possibilities for women’s equality in Scotland’s future.

When?                10.00 am on 20 March 2014

Where?               City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow  G1 1NQ

Who should attend?  

You should come along if you work for a woman’s organisation, project or network or if you are an activist who is interested in campaigning about discrimination against women.

Book a place

This is a free event.

To book a place email please put the name of the event in the subject line and email scotland@equalityhumanrights.com including your name, organisation and any requirements you may have including communication support, access or dietary requirements.

To discuss or for assistance with booking please email Helen  Helen.Miller@equalityhumanrights.com or call 0141 228 5958.


10.00 – 10.30     Registration, tea and coffee, networking

10.30 – 10.40      Welcome and introductions         

Dr Marsha Scott, Convener of Engender

10.40 –10.55      The EHRCs work on constitutional reform

Euan Page, Parliamentary Affairs Manager, EHRC

10.55 – 11.30     Engaging with CEDAW: A Scottish perspective and lessons for the future

Emma Ritch, Executive Director, Engender

11.30 – 12.00     Expert input perspective on gender and constitutional reform

Professor Fiona Mackay, Professor of Politics, University of Edinburgh

12.00 – 12.30     Panel Discussion, chaired by Dr Marsha Scott

Professor Fiona Mackay, University of Edinburgh

Emma Ritch, Engender

Euan Page, EHRC

12.30 – 12.45     Next steps and closing comments        

Dr Marsha Scott

12.45 – 1.30       Networking lunch       

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