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10 April 2015: UK General Election Hustings Event

This event provided women with a safe, secure and, friendly space to discuss matters which are important to them.

The representatives were invited to speak about what their political party proposed to do to support women. What were their key priorities for the people who make the key decisions in the household and the community? Women were then invited to ask questions of the candidates to ensure that they had the information needed to make an informed choice when voting.

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7 February 2015: 50/50 Conference

The 50/50 campaign for equal representation was one of the key features of the devolution campaign in Scotland. The commitment of women from across all aspects of civic life - trade unionists, churches, women’s organisations and individuals - led to the election of 37% of women as MSPs in the first Scottish Parliament in 1999. Since then, representation has fallen to 33%, and is even less in Local Authorities and for Scottish MPs in the UK Parliament.

This Conference explored the history of the 50/50 campaign – from its early roots in the 1980s to the present day campaign. Over 100 women listened to hear speakers and contributed with their experiences.

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