Provocation author – Women Post-Covid

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Why Gender Equity Must Underpin the Future of Public Health Arush Lal @Arush_Lal The global response to COVID-19 wasn’t just a pivotal moment for public health, it was also a missed opportunity to recognize the outsized contributions of women in the health and care workforce. Women make up over 70% of health workers worldwide. So… Read more »

Case study – Turn2us

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National charity Turn2us believes no one in the UK should experience financial insecurity. They work alongside people who have experienced not having enough money to live on as the result of a life event. These can include job loss, losing a home, leaving a partner, illness or bereavement. The charity does this through offering cash grants directly to people in crisis and by providing the tools they need to access… Read more »

Case study – Child Poverty Action Group Scotland

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Child Poverty Action Group set up the Early Warning System in 2013 to gather case evidence about the impact of welfare reforms on children, their families and the communities that support them. Case evidence is collected from frontline workers such as welfare rights workers and CAB advisers who have direct contact with families and through… Read more »

Case study – Molke

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The Poverty Alliance – Molke – Living Wage Employer Molke is a Scottish manufacturer and retailer of fun, non-wired underwear and swimwear. The idea for Molke began in 2016 with one woman, a desire for comfortable bras and a sewing machine in her kitchen. After drawing out the pattern with her kids’ colouring pens, Kirsty… Read more »

Case study – One Parent Families Scotland

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Single Mothers and Poverty Post Covid-19  (Credit: Amara Eno) One Parent Families Scotland provides a range of support for families, services in local communities and a unique national, specialist information and advice service. OPFS campaigns with parents to make their voices heard, to change the systems, policies and attitudes that cause poverty. In 2021 OPFS… Read more »

Case study – Aberlour

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The Bridges Partnership supports women and children across Glasgow affected by domestic violence and abuse. Established in 2016, the partnership was formed between Aberlour Children’s Charity and Shelter Scotland to provide holistic support for women and their children and to keep them safe. Taking a gendered and rights-based approach, the service supports women and their… Read more »

Case study – Save the Children Scotland

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Save the Children Scotland works towards a fairer Scotland where no child or family experiences poverty and every child has an equal chance to flourish.   We want to make sure: every child grows up in a family that has enough money to live with dignity, and can provide varied and rich childhood experiences; every… Read more »

Case study – Amina MWRC

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In 2020, Amina MWRC set up a financial advocacy project and formal Hardship Fund to support Muslim women and BME women facing significant financial difficulty. Taking into account the gender pay-gap and reliance on women in caring roles, women are statistically less likely to be financially independent. Adding to these circumstances, financial abuse, no recourse… Read more »

Case study – Engender

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Engender has worked on issues relating to women’s economic and social inequality since our inception and has had a specific ongoing programme of work looking at ‘welfare’ reform and social security for more than ten years. Poverty has serious impacts on women’s equality, and more women than men experience poverty in Scotland. The decade of… Read more »

Case study – S’Wheat

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S’wheat’s mission is to eliminate our dependence on non-renewable resources. Starting with everyday things that we all require, they’re transforming the consumer economy to a circular, regenerative and plant-powered economy.   We started S’wheat in 2018 with a mission to reduce the world’s single use plastic bottle pollution. We wanted to create an innovative reusable… Read more »