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.