International Women’s Day 2021: #ChooseToChallenge

This International Women's Day, Beatrice Wishart MSP lays out why, just like everywhere else, the Scottish Parliament has a lot of work to do to ensure that women are truly equal.


Equality is one of the four founding principles of the Scottish Parliament. It should be at the core of everything that it does and yet 20 years into this Parliament, so many challenges remain. 

In November, the Parliament heard MSP after MSP highlight the man problems around violence against women: the life ruining crimes; the hideous harassment; the discrimination faced in workplaces and schools. Those are not only challenging that women face; however, it is certainly true that negative impacts have fallen disproportionately on women.

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