Case Study: Girl Geek Scotland

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Girl Geek Scotland is a volunteer group, started over 10 years ago, with the goal to create a network & community to support women working and studying in the technical, creative and related sectors in Scotland. We run a range of educational and networking experiences – from hackathons to personal development workshops and industry expert… Read more »

Case Study: CareerWise project

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The CareerWise project began in 2013 and is part of Equate Scotland, the national expert organisation on women’s under-representation in STEM. The project works with employers to encourage them to offer positive action, paid summer placements to women students studying STEM subjects. Since inception, the project has worked with a range of employers from internationally… Read more »

Case Study: Improving Gender Balance Scotland

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The gender imbalance in sciences and technologies subjects at school has persisted for over 30 years despite many interventions. These imbalances continue into further education and the world of work, leading to inequality in the workplace and contributing to the gender pay gap. They also represent a tremendous loss of talent and potential to our… Read more »

July Spotlight – What you’ve told us

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You Said – We Listened In July 2018 we ran our second monthly Spotlight topic, inviting feedback on how to tackle gender and poverty in Scotland. This report outlines what the public highlighted as the main issues, and main areas requiring change and is not necessarily the views of the National Advisory Council on Women… Read more »

Case Study: Bikes for All

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Bike for Good is a social enterprise and charity which provides access to excellent quality refurbished bikes whilst diverting tonnes of waste from landfill. They also offer a comprehensive programme of inclusive projects which promote, support and encourage greater levels of cycling. Cycling has a multitude of benefits for society. It helps to improve the… Read more »

Case study: Cricket Scotland – The Wee Bash

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The Wee Bash is a series of friendly indoor cricket tournaments for female participants, played over the winter months. The name suggests a smaller, Scottish version of the well-known Big Bash League and higely successful Women’s Big Bash League in Australia. Tournaments are played at central venues, every three or four weeks. Most clubs offer… Read more »

Case study: LEAP Sport Scotland

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Created in response to a perceived lack of social football for women, Ladies Recreational Football and Sports (LaRFs) has been enabling women to participate in social football since July 2017. It has done so by trying to shift the focus of physical activity to being about fun and a way for women to connect, rather… Read more »

Case Study: Police Scotland

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Reports of rape and sexual offences continue to increase and this includes increased reporting of non-recent offences. Police Scotland’s focus is on the protection of those at risk of harm through prevention, early intervention and the robust investigation of those who pose such a risk. We Can Stop It #GetConsent campaign was launched at the… Read more »

Case Study: Locker Room Talk

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Created in response to the Donald Trump’s infamous “grab them by the pussy” comment, Traverse Theatre’s Locker Room Talk is a provocative exploration of how men speak about women in men-only spaces, asking if such sexually abusive rhetoric can really be accepted as mere ‘locker room talk’, or whether such attitudes are much more ingrained… Read more »