What are your plans for women and children?

What are your plans for women and children?

The Scottish Elections are an opportunity to ask candidates what they are going to do to support women and children, end gender inequality and help create a Scotland where domestic abuse no longer exists.

We would like your support in asking candidates how they will  protect and support women and children from discrimination, poverty and harm. 

Together with Close the Gap, Engender, Rape Crisis Scotland, Scottish Refugee Council, Scottish Women’s Convention, Dr Sonali Shah of Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, White Ribbon Scotland and Zero Tolerance we're asking: what are your plans for women and children?

Ask your candidates:

  • What are your plans to protect vital specialist services for women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse, rape, FGM, so called honour violence and forced marriage?
  • What are your plans to tackle sexist media imagery of women?
  • What are your plans to support the fair representation of women in politics, business, economics?
  • What are your plans in regards to a living wage?
  • What are your plans for taking gender into consideration when making economic decisions?
  • What are your plans for ensuring reproductive rights for women are secure?
  • What are your plans to tackle child poverty?
  • What are your plans in regards to women and children who face multiple discrimination, such as disabled and refugee women and children who have been affected by changes to the welfare system?
  • What are your plans around high child care costs?
  • What are your plans in regards to supporting asylum seeking women in order to reduce destitution, poverty and isolation?
  • What are your plans in regards to relieving poverty experienced by older women?

You can tweet your candidates, email them or write to them using our template letter

Let us know what you hear back! email marketing@scottishwomensaid.org.uk 


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Non-consensual sharing of intimate media (NCSIM) is a form of abuse

Read the results of our survey on NCSIM (otherwise known as "revenge porn")

 

 

Facts & Figures

On one day in Scotland in 2014, 67 women and 46 children and young people contacted Women's Aid for the very first time (SWA 2014)

 

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