After all these activities and reports, what happens next?
The Scottish Women’s Convention (SWC) reports back where women’s voices have been used to make a difference to local and national decisions regarding their daily lives.
This process encourages women to remain active with the organisation and the worth of having their views, issues and concerns raised.
The SWC are undertaking a programme of work on women’s health over the coming months. We want to build a comprehensive overview of women’s health in Scotland, including a range of issues such as breast screening, cancer detection, treatment and support; cervical screening, cancer detection, treatment and support; transvaginal mesh implants, thyroid problems and mental health, as well as any other pressing areas of concern raised by women.
We undertook an online survey to gather as much information from women of various backgrounds, ages and from diverse geographical areas in order to inform our work. We are extremely grateful for all those who disseminated this throughout their networks so that as many women as possible were able to participate.
We are also holding roundtable discussions on the key women’s health themes outlined above. The first thematic roundtable will take place on breast screening and cancer detection, treatment and support, in Glasgow on Tuesday 5th June. If you, or anyone women that you know wish to attend this discussion event, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Other roundtables will be held on:
- Cervical screening and cancer
- Mesh implants
- Thyroid health
- Mental health
A conference was held at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Byres Road, on Saturday 21st July, which also provided the opportunity for further discussions around key topics. A report will then be published in the autumn – the SWC would encourage women to use the information contained within this document to press for the changes that you want to see – sharing our findings with friends, family and your communities.
If you require any further information, or wish to get involved in any way, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The SWC is currently undertaking a programme of work on issues around housing and homelessness from Autumn 2018.
A conference was held in October to launch this work. Attendees heard from a range of speakers, with experience of issues around housing and homelessness for women. They were also given the opportunity to participate in a Question and Answer session.
We will be holding roundtables with women throughout the country in order to ascertain their views, experiences and ideas for change on a range of topics relevant to housing and homelessness. If you are interested in bringing a group of women to the SWC to discuss these issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 339 4797.