Women in Public Life: Breaking the Barriers

Name of Meeting: Women in Public Life: Breaking the Barriers
Date: Tue, 08/12/2015 - 09:30 - 15:45
Type: This meeting is public.
Venue: Verity House,
19 Haymarket Yards,
Edinburgh

Women in Public Life: Breaking the Barriers

Tuesday 8th December 2015, COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH

 

9.30 - 10.00

Registration

10.00 - 10.15

 

Introduction

Morag Alexander- Event Chair

10.15 - 11.00

 

Women’s current participation in public life and barriers to participation

Kaliani Lyle, Scotland Commissioner, Equality and Human Rights Commission- Confirmed

 

The future and what’s on the horizon?

Yvonne Strachan – Deputy Director, Equality, Human Rights and Third Sector, Scottish Government – Confirmed

ELECTRONIC VOTING

11.00 - 11.30

BREAK

11.30 - 12.30

 

Women in public life: the reality

Women’s participation in national politics in Scotland- panel session featuring:

-       Labour- Kezia Dudgale MSP- Confirmed

-       Liberal Democrats- Willie Rennie MSP-Confirmed (subject to parliamentary business)

-       Scottish Government- Annabelle Ewing MSP, Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment- Confirmed

-       Representative from the Scottish Green Party- invited

-       Representative from the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party- invited

ELECTRONIC VOTING

12.30 - 1.30

LUNCH

1.30 - 3.00

Women in public life: the reality – continued

1.30 - 2.30

 

Women’s participation in local government in Scotland

Panel session with representatives from COSLA’s Gender Balance Task Group:

-       COSLA’s vision for gender balance for 2017

-       Barriers to women’s participation in local government and how this can be tackled?

-       Could local government do more to enhance women’s representation?

ELECTRONIC VOTING

2.30 - 3.00

Women’s participation in trade unions

Eileen Dinning-UNISON- confirmed

ELECTRONIC VOTING

3.00 - 3.15

BREAK

3.15 - 3.45

 

Summary and close- where do we go from here?

Action points to take from the day

 

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT AMANDA HOGG VIA AMANDA.HOGG@COSLA.GOV.UK TO BOOK A PLACE.