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.