Scotland’s Women Stand was a 9 month campaign and event at Parliament to support and empower women of Scotland to stand for political office.

Through a combination of information and an inspiring event, we brought together a cohort of women and equipped them with the knowledge they need to take their next steps in politics. Whether it’s standing for office as an MP, or registering to vote, we want to motivate women to get involved and see their voice as an essential part of political life in Scotland.

The #ScotWomenStand campaign culminated at an event for 400 women at The Scottish Parliament on Sep 7th. You can watch the fabulous speakers in the Chamber session above. Photos to come….

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Scotland’s Women Stand was run by The Parliament Project and YWCA Scotland - The Young Women’s Movement.

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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“When women come together with a shared purpose, things happen.”

Parliament Project Founder Lee Chalmers introduces the next phase of the Scotland’s Women Stand movement, and the power of women coming together to inspire and energise one another.

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A partnership with a united vision.

With a shared commitment to inspire, empower and encourage women to run for political office, The Parliament Project and YWCA Scotland - The Young Women’s Movement are working in partnership to support more women into leadership through their unique and hands-on approach to working directly with women.