NACWG member Talat Yaqoob talking about intersectionality

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Here’s a short video of NACWG member Talat Yaqoob talking about intersectionality at the Circle event last March. Talat Yaqoob at the March 2019 Circle Session   Many of you asked for her slides following her talk and she instead wrote a paper, which she thought would be more helpful – you can access that… Read more »

What does ‘gender architecture’ mean for me and Scotland?

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The ‘gender architecture’ of a country consists of the governance structures put in place to tackle gender inequality and discrimination. During 2020, the NACWG are exploring the governance structures through a gendered intersectionality lens. We warmly welcome your input, expertise and/or lived experience to help guide us as we explore our 2020 topic. The Scottish… Read more »

Is it another way of saying ‘diversity’?

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No, intersectionality is not a replacement for the word ‘diversity’ and should not be used as such. Having a diverse range of people from all backgrounds in a room and diverse minds making decisions is incredibly important. But intersectionality is more about: assessing how the decisions in the room are made; what these decisions are;… Read more »

How is the NACWG responding to the Covid-19 situation?

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We are committed to navigating the current COVID-19 situation with due concern to members, the public and colleagues, and have taken the decision to move to operating our Circle sessions and wider strategy digitally until further notice.   This means we will not be holding a face to face participation event in Aberdeen on Wednesday… Read more »

What does this mean in practice?

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You can expect to hear from us and receive an invitation to engage digitally around the end of March/beginning of April.   For now, we can tell you that we are in the process of developing a learning package to support you to explore the questions we would have at our events. This will include… Read more »

Will you still produce an interactive meeting note?

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As we will be producing a rolling learning package we will not produce an interactive meeting note after every Circle like we usually do. Instead we will share a summary of the outputs and common themes from the Google Survey in September.

When will Circle events take place in person again?

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As the Covid-19 situation develops we will be better able to understand whether the 2020 Circle events can take place in person or whether they will continue to take place digitally. At the moment we ask that you still hold the dates for:   Wednesday 24 June – 10:00-12:30 – Glasgow Wednesday 23 September –… Read more »