On 21st November, 1918, The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act was passed allowing some women to stand for election to Parliament in the UK.

100 years later, on 21st November 2018, a #ScotWomenStand campaign is launched. A movement that honours all that has been achieved, by setting in motion 7 steps of tangible actions that women can take to get into politics. Though movements to encourage women into politics are not all that is required, we need to dismantle the structures in society, media and politics that discourage and otherwise block women from entering, empowering and supporting women is part of the process and this is our focus. This is part of the plan for us to finally accomplish our goals of gender equality in politics.

Political representation that reflects the true demographics of Scotland.

Scottish Minister of Older People & Equalities, Christina McKelvie MSP, offers messages of support for the #ScotWomenStand campaign, and to all women of Scotland in our journeys to election.

Councillor Alison Evison, President of CoSLA, offers messages of support for the #ScotWomenStand campaign, and to all women of Scotland in our journeys to election.

 
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organisational unity

The campaign is a partnership between YWCA Scotland - The Young Women’s Movement and The Parliament Project - working together to encourage and equip women to stand for election.

 
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Take Action

Non-partisan, but entirely political, we aim to bring all women’s voices into the forums of Scottish politics. 7 tangible steps are laid out - taking us from registering to vote, to standing for election.