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Scotland's First Women and Girls in Sport Week

On Scotland's first 'Women and Girls in Sport Week the SWC asked two inspirational young women in sport to write blogs on their experiences.

The first blog was written by Naziyah Noor Mahmood, about her life and experience in Martial Arts. You can read Naziyah's blog here.

The second blog was written by Gemma Lumsdaine, Gemma is a member of the U23 Wheelchair Basketball Scotland Squad. Sport changed Gemma's life for the better, her blog will be available on Friday 6th October.

Carers Scotland Bill 2016

The SWC asked Lynn Williams an unpaid carer to write a blog about the impact 'The Carers Scotland Bill 2016' will have on carers in Scotland. You can read Lynn's Blog here.

Blog for NUJ Scotland on 'Local newspapers can be a lifeline for women'

The SWC Development Manager Evelyn Fraser was asked to write a blog for NUJ Scotland on 'Local newspapers can be a lifeline for women' in Scotland. To access Evelyn's blog you can read it on the NUJ Scotland Website.

Young Women's Conference - Healthy Relationships

On the run up to our Conference for Young Women, we will be hearing from our speakers and workshop facilitators about their experiences.

The first blog is from 'The Rosey Project' about 'Healthy Relationships'.

Employment Tribunal Ruling

The SWC welcomes today’s Supreme Court judgement on Employment Tribunal fees. The ruling reports that the legislation contravenes the Equality Act 2010. This disproportionally affects women as they are subject to discrimination in the workplace. The introduction of these fees in 2013 was a major setback for women accessing justice.

Although the Scottish Government made a commitment to abolish Employment Tribunal fees no date has been announced and women are still unable to submit a claim without financial hardship.

Agnes Tolmie, SWC Chair, says

“Women have told the SWC about the discrimination they face on a daily basis in the workplace. Whether that be maternity discrimination, harassment or indirect discriminatory actions taken by employers, they do not know what to do or who to turn to. Paying £1,200 to lodge an Employment Tribunal claim has meant that women were either unable to access justice or face a huge legal bill. This judgement will lift that pressure and uncertainty ensuring fairness for all.”

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