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Saturday, October 12, 2019

She's running! How women can stand and succeed

Time: 1:30pm to 3pm

Join the discussion about how inequalities can be overcome to fix the gender imbalance in politics.

£6 full price and £4 concession

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The representation of women in British politics has improved in recent decades. Elected bodies like the Scottish Parliament have seen big improvements in the numbers of women voted in. But, still fewer than half of representatives in our elected bodies across the UK are women. 

Progress is also uneven at different levels of government and local government. 

This panel will assess the barriers women face when entering politics and discuss ways to fix this gender imbalance.

Chaired by Andrew Marr, BBC TV presenter, this panel includes:

  • Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP 
  • Dr Meryl Kenny, Senior Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh 
  • Danielle Rowley MP 
  • Talat Yaqoob, Director of Equate Scotland   

This event is being held in partnership with the John Smith Centre for Public Service. 


All Scottish Parliament event locations:

  • are accessible by lift or level access, and venues are accessible to wheelchair users
  • welcome guide dogs or other assistance dogs
  • are fitted with induction loop facilities

Please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements. 

Please contact us as soon as possible if you need communication or other support.

Further information on accessibility at the Scottish Parliament.