Christina McKelvie MSP visit’s women’s rights organisation
The Scottish Women’s Convention – one of Scotland’s leading women’s rights organisations - held their parliamentary reception this week at the Scottish Parliament to discuss how best to ensure women’s voices are heard in the policy making process.
The SWC, established by the then Scottish Executive in 2003, is responsible for organising, implementing and executing a range of discussions and events which promote gender equality within public policy.
Through a grassroots framework, the SWC organise roadshows, networking, conferences and events to engage with over 300,000 women nationally. The Scottish Parliamentary reception aimed to inform MSPs of how best to pursue national policy with gender equality at the forefront.
SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie, attended the reception, commenting:
“I have worked positively with the Scottish Women’s Convention for a number of years and I was delighted to stop by their stall to how best Scotland can incorporate gender equality throughout all aspects of policy making.
“The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government has set out an ambitious and inclusive work plan which seeks to eradicate gender inequality.
“From equal gender representation on public boards to the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill, the Scottish Government is clear about its priorities – and that is protecting and ensuring the voices of women are heard.
“The Scottish Women’s Convention are one of the foremost voices for women in Scotland and I look forward to working with them further in the future.