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Scottish Womens Convention

The Scottish Women's Convention provides opportunities for women to engage in focused debate about specific issues of concern and to influence policy decisions in Scotland. It aims to reflect the diversity of women in Scotland and to ensure that their voices get heard in the policy making process.

The Scottish Women's Convention (SWC) would like to invite you, and any other women you know to attend the following SWC consultation events:

Where

Venue

Time

Date

Rothesay

The Pavilion

Argyle Street

Rothesay

Isle of Bute

12 Noon - 4pm

25th July

Dunoon

Esplanade Hotel

West Bay

Dunoon

12 Noon - 4pm

26th July

Ullapool

Harbour Lights Hotel

Garve Road

Ullapool

10.30am - 2.30pm

17th August

Stornoway

Caladh Inn

9 James Street

Stornoway

Isle of Lewis

12 Noon - 4pm

20th August

Perth

Queens Hotel

Leonard Street

Perth

12 Noon - 4pm

9th October

Dundee

Hilton Hotel

Earl Grey Place

Dundee

12Noon - 4pm

10th October

The events will be very informal with a free lunch provided. It will provide women in your area with an opportunity to meet the Scottish Women's Convention and discuss key issues of concern and how you would like to see things change for you and your families.

It is vitally important that women have an opportunity to engage and participate in policy development. This will ensure Scotland's policy makers take women's views into account in areas such as:

  • employment
  • childcare
  • health
  • education
  • tackling violence against women
  • public transport
  • pensions

The SWC therefore aims to talk to women throughout Scotland this year to hear your views, concerns and ideas. The SWC will then take this information to the Scottish Executive, Scottish Ministers and other relevant organisations, such as the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) and the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR).

The SWC also invites women to participate in events such as International Women's Day and our Education Day for women on the 6th September 2007, which will provide women with the information and tools to apply for positions in public bodies, councils and posts in the local community.

Please register for any of the consultation events by filling in and sending the attached form to:

Scottish Women's Convention

26 Albany Street, (basement)

Edinburgh

EH1 3QH

or email mary@scottishwomensconvention.org

or give us a call at the SWC office on 0131 557 8950.

Let your friends know about this event and ask them to come along too. Just ask them to give us a call to let us know, so we have the right numbers for catering.

Best wishes

Agnes Tolmie

Chairperson

Click here for flyer and registration form in Word format

 

 

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