Case Study – YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement

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Status of Young Women in Scotland 2019: What Contributes to Negative Body Image and What Needs to Change? About us YWCA Scotland is a feminist organisation and part of a worldwide movement of women leading change. Our vision is a world where every woman can shape her own life journey and fulfil her potential, where… Read more »

Case Study – Karie Westermann

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The empowerment of ‘making stuff’   Since 2010 Karie Westermann has worked as an independent award-winning knitwear designer in the handknitting industry. She writes about the intersection between making, disability, mental health, body positivity and the empowerment of ‘making stuff’. Karie teaches regularly both within the UK and across Europe with a focus on how… Read more »

Case Study – Gender Equal Media Scotland

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Working towards a Gender Equal Media in Scotland   Gender Equal Media Scotland (GEMS) was established in 2018 as an outcome of a series of RSE-funded workshops on tackling inequalities in Scottish news. It is a coalition of academics, journalists and media organisations working for women’s equality in Scottish media. We bring together existing expertise,… Read more »

Case Study – Girlguiding Scotland

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Free Being Me   Girlguiding Scotland is the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland, with 45,000 young members. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. As part of our unique programme… Read more »

Provocation Piece – Fair Work

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Provocation piece – Fair Work Pheona Matovu   Pheona is co-founder of Radiant and Brighter, a community founded in 2012 which promotes diversity through education, inspiration and changing perceptions, after Pheona herself experienced years of unemployment as a result of immigration controls and gaps in employment support provision. Radiant and Brighter aims to deliver greater… Read more »

Case Study – Get Home Safe

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Get Home Safe: Safe Home Campaign   The Scottish Trades Union Congress is the national trade union centre in Scotland. With 40 affiliated unions as of 2020, the STUC represents over 540,000 trade unionists. In 2015, a group of young activists launched the STUC’s Better than Zero campaign with a purpose to end the use… Read more »

Provocation Piece – Fair Work

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Katherine Trebeck   Katherine Trebeck is Advocacy & Influencing Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance.  She is a writer, a researcher (usually weaving together diverse pockets of knowledge), an advocate for change (especially in term of how we purpose the economy), She loves rain; the Scottish mountains; Australian wine; both country’s rugby teams; and cooking for… Read more »

Case Study – The University and College Union

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The University and College Union   As a trade union, the University and College Union (UCU), represents the interests of academic and professional support staff in the higher education sector in Scotland.  Over the past decade we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of temporary, casual and fixed term contracts being used by employers. … Read more »

Case Study – A History of Regulating Working Families

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A History of Regulating Working Families – Strains, Stereotypes, Strategies and Solutions   When researching what we could share for this Spotlight we came across the work of Professor Nicole Busby (University of Glasgow) and Professor Grace James (University of Reading) that highlights discrimination and work-family balance which has been impacted by legislation and policy…. Read more »

Case Study – Social Care Regulation at Work

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Social Care Regulation at Work   The care workforce is overwhelmingly made up of women and many care workers experience in-work poverty. The Social Care Regulation at Work research project seeks to contribute to the design of a future world in which law is used effectively to reduce inequality of gender, disability, race and class,… Read more »