Case Study: Shakti Women’s Aid

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Shakti Women's Aid

Shakti Women’s Aid is a voluntary organisation which provides temporary refuge accommodation and support to all black minority ethnic women, their children and young people experiencing and or fleeing domestic abuse/forced marriage/honour based violence from their husbands, partners/ex-partners and other family members within a household. The word ‘Shakti’ is derived from Sanskrit meaning ‘strength’, particularly… Read more »

2018 First Report and Recommendations

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  The NACWG was established to advise the First Minister on what’s needed to tackle gender inequality in Scotland. Over the course of 2018, it consulted a range of stakeholders of all genders across the country, including businesses, and third sector organisations in order to gather the evidence needed to develop its 2018 report and… Read more »

Case Study: Gen Up

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Gen Up workshop

Gen Up is a programme designed to create opportunities for young women aged 14-18 living in Scotland to think critically about the impact of gender on their career choices and decisions. The programme aims to raise the aspirations of young women and increase their uptake of Modern Apprenticeships in gender segregated areas through supporting them… Read more »

Case Study: YGirls

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Over the years our YGirls programme was delivered in West Lothian schools for young women S4-S6. In 2015 we carried out our published research Status of Young Women in Scotland. We recognised a gap in provision for girls in P7 as they make the transition to secondary school. We developed our YGirls programme for P7… Read more »

Case Study: Citizen Girls

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Citizen Girl is Girlguiding Scotland’s campaign in partnership with equal rights campaign group, Women 50:50, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first women gaining the right to vote and marking Scotland’s Year of Young People. We knew 2018 was going to be a momentous year and wanted to take this opportunity to inspire and empower… Read more »

Case Study: MsMissMrs

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Empowerment pants

MsMissMrs is a social enterprise formed in 2013 to help address health and wellbeing inequalities for women and girls. At MsMissMrs we make physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing our priorities. We offer accredited programmes and workshops that put women who are rebuilding their lives, back in charge of their own wellbeing. MsMissMrs workbooks and… Read more »