Monthly Archives: October 2015

Devolving abortion law: a positive step or cause for concern?

With powers over abortion legislation set to be devolved to Holyrood, Jennifer Thomson asks whether this presents an opportunity or a potential setback for women’s rights in Scotland. Powers over abortion are set to be devolved from Westminster to Edinburgh. The news, … Continue reading

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Has the Tide Turned for Women’s Representation in Scotland?

Scotland has a female First Minister, who competes in Holyrood with a female Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, as well as a female leader of the Scottish Conservatives. While this should be welcomed, we should not assume that the … Continue reading

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Gender and the Independence Referendum, #GE2015, Brexit, and beyond

How do women engage differently in referenda and elections? And why does this matter? These were some of the questions explored at Feminizing Politics ESRC Seminar in Edinburgh last month on ‘Voice: Women, the Independence Referendum 2015, and the General Election … Continue reading

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