|Scottish Women’s Convention
The Scottish Women’s Convention was set up by the Scottish Executive in 2003 in recognition of the need to ensure women’s voices are reaching policy makers. The Scottish Women’s Convention works to develop ways in which to ensure women in Scotland can influence the strategies and policies which affect them.
The current economic climate and associated public sector cuts are having a disproportionate impact on women, particularly those in the communities of interest that we are working with: refugee and asylum women, women with children living in poverty, unpaid carers and women with disabilities. In order to mitigate those impacts it is crucial that their voices are heard and that the organisations’ and agencies whose decisions impact on their lives have a clear understanding of the need for gendered policy and practice.
|Equality and Human Rights Commission
We have a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine “protected” grounds – age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
|One Parent Families Scotland
One Parent Families Scotland works to ensure that all families, particularly those headed by a lone parent, have the support, information and confidence needed to play a full part in Scotland’s economic and social life.
Our mission is to promote positive policies and services for one parent families.
|Citizens Advice Scotland
The Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Service is made up of Citizens Advice Scotland and a network of local citizens advice bureaux. Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is a national umbrella body that provides essential services to Scottish citizens advice bureaux