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Scotland’s Women Stand is a collaboration between The Parliament Project, YWCA Scotland: The Young Women’s Movement, and is supported by The Scottish Parliament and The Scottish Government.
In 2019 Scotland’s Women Stand is an ambitious project that offers support to women in scotland who are interested in getting involved in politics and participative democracy, whatever their experience level.
Encouraging Women of Scotland to Stand for Election.
Last year, the UK celebrated 100 years since the first rights of women to stand for political office were passed into law. 100 years later women are still outnumbered by men in political office.
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, the Scotland’s Women Stand campaign was launched.
A movement that honours all that has been achieved through suffrage movements, equalities campaigning and generations of social change.
we’re setting in motion 7 steps of tangible action that women can take to get into politics.
we know that movements to encourage women into politics are not all that is required.
we need to change the structures in society, media and politics that discourage and otherwise block women from entering political and public life. empowering and supporting women is an essential part of the process and this is our focus for Scotland’s women stand.
We hope to support this next wave of women to participate, from all backgrounds, of all ages, with all the varied experience, wisdom and understanding that women bring to bear.
We hope you will join us and find support and information here to take your next steps.