Event: Gender Equality Matters in a New Scotland

Women and Constitutional Futures Seminar Series:
Gender Equality Matters in a New Scotland
SEMINAR 3: 14-15 February 2013.
Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh

        • Why should women care about constitutional debates?
        • Where are women’s voices and gender equality issues in the current discussions?
        • What do different constitutional options mean for women’s lives and the likely progress towards a more gender equal society?
        • Does focusing on constitutional remedies deflect attention from pressing issues?
        • What sort of Scotland do women want? Join the debate!

We draw upon international experience and lessons learned to date in Scotland and the UK to address these important issues.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Thor Gylfason, Chair of Icelandic Alliance for a New Constitution
  • Georgina Waylen, University of Manchester, international expert on gender and constitutional reform
  • Alan Miller, Chair Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Alice Brown, Former member Consultative Steering Group on the Scottish Parliament
  • Tania Verge, Universitat Pompeu Fabre, Barcelona. Expert on women and politics in Cataluyna and Spain
  • Dave Moxham, Deputy Secretary General STUC
  • Niki Kandirikira, Director of Scottish women’s organisation, Engender
  • Christine Bell, University of Edinburgh, feminist legal and constitutional scholar,
  • Bob Black, Former Auditor General, Scotland

Chaired by Lesley Riddoch.

To register and learn more, please click here.

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