The SWC consults with women throughout Scotland around the issues that matter the most to them. Discussions have taken place with women from a variety of different backgrounds and of all ages.
The SWC uses the voices of these women to respond to Scottish and UK Government consultations.
In this section
A Blueprint for 2020: The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland The Scottish Government’s aim is to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up, and to give all of our children the best possible start in life.
A Criminal Offence of Domestic Abuse, April 2016 "The Scottish Government have been engaging with stakeholders to develop a specific offence of domestic abuse which is intended to improve how Scotland’s justice system responds to this kind of offending.
Budget 2017 The Scottish Women’s Convention (SWC) has consulted with women throughout Scotland using a variety of communication channels including roadshows and thematic events, surveys, localised round table discussions and conferences.
Commission on Parliamentary Reform The Commission on Parliamentary Reform was launched by the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament on 26 October 2016.
Domestic Abuse Bill The SWC welcomes and fully supports the introduction of this Bill.
Early Learning and Childcare – 1140 Hours Expansion – Programme of Trials – Discussion Paper, April 2016 "The Scottish Government’s aim is to develop high quality, flexible early learning and childcare (ELC) which is affordable and accessible for all.
European and External Relations Committee – Call for Evidence - Scotland’s Relationship with the EU "The European and External Relations Committee is conducting an inquiry into the implications for Scotland’s relationship with the EU after the referendum result.
Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy In October 2015 the Scottish Parliament passed the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015, the first dedicated Scottish legislation on this issue.
Low Pay Commission Response “The Low Pay Commission has been asked to recommend to the UK Government of the UK’s minimum wage rates to apply from April 2017-2018.
Mental Health Framework The Scottish Government is seeking views on its proposed framework and priorities to transform mental health in Scotland.
Rail Infrastructure Strategy Scotland’s railways are a national asset.
Response to the Equality Statement of the Scottish Draft Budget 2016 - 2017 "The SWC welcomes the Equality Statement which accompanies the 2015-16 Draft Budget.
Review of the Scottish Social Housing Charter – A Consultation "Following this consultation, the Scottish Government will develop an updated version of the Charter and ask the Scottish Parliament to consider the changes and approve a new Charter from 1st April 2017.
Scotland’s Health Conversation, January 2016 "There are a number of health inequalities in Scotland, with women in deprived inner city areas living much shorter lives than their peers in less populated, less deprived parts of the country.
Social Security Conference Report As part of the Scottish Government’s consultation ‘A New future for Social Security in Scotland’, the Scottish Women’s Convention (SWC) has engaged with women, discussing issues around social security which are important to them, their families and communities as a whole.
Social Security Consultation The SWC’s response to ‘A New Future for Social Security: Consultation on Social Security in Scotland’ has been informed by the voices of women from a range of backgrounds, geographical areas and of all ages throughout the country.
The Committee of Advertising Practice and Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice's Consultation on the Sexual Portrayal of under-18's in Advertising This consultation outlines proposals to introduce new rules prohibiting the sexual portrayal or sexual representation of under-18s (or those who appear to be under 18) in advertising.
The Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee Inquiry on the Gender Pay Gap in Scotland The Committee plans to focus the inquiry on three areas: • Defining the gender pay gap, and looking at how it is measured.
The Scottish Parliament Justice Committee: Inquiry into Railway Policing The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee is seeking views on the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill.