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Why are women always on trial?

Content note: This episode contains discussions of violence against women, including sexual assault. Our final episode of 2017 focuses on one of the most talked about issues of women's inequality this year. Using the #MeToo movement as a jumping off point, we explore violence against women, the use of sexual history evidence in Scottish courts, and where we go from here to ensure that the current focus on these issues creates tangible change for women. Host Alys Mumford chats with: and...

Duration: 00:34:12

Live: Women's Rights are Human Rights

Content note: This episode contains discussions of violence against women, including sexual assault. In our second ever live episode, join us at Engender's recent AGM at the Glasgow Women's Library for a panel on women's rights nationally and internationally, chaired by our Executive Director Emma Ritch and featuring the voices of: Scottish Women's Rights CentreInclusion Scotland If you're reading these show notes because you'd like to watch our handy explainer video on CEDAW that Alys...

Duration: 00:32:17

Women and poverty

In this episode, we're marking Challenge Poverty Week with our roundtable discussion featuring Carla McCormack of the Poverty Alliance, as well as Emma Ritch, Emma Trottier and Kate Nevens from Engender's policy team. Challenge Poverty Week is run by the Poverty Alliance and runs from the 15th - 21st October. You can see the full calendar of events taking place across Scotland here. This podcast was hosted by Alys Mumford and produced by Amanda Stanley on behalf of Engender. Jingle by...

Duration: 00:36:53

Live: Women in the Arts

In this special episode, listen to a recording of our first live episode which took place at our Scotland's Feminist Future conference in September 2017. We were joined at the Glasgow Women's Library for a discussion on women in the arts in Scotland by a panel featuring: We'd like to thank everyone who came along to our first live recording, and hope our subscribers enjoy listening. As always, let us know what you think on social media using #OntheEngender. You can catch up with our...

Duration: 00:56:14

Gender Matters in Disability

In this episode, we mix up our usual format with a series of interviews with disabled women from disabled people's organisations and politics, featuring: Independent Living in ScotlandGlasgow Disability AllianceActivist and Political Candidate You can read our new Gender Matters in Disability briefing, produced in conjunction with Inclusion Scotland, which looks at particular issues of concern to disabled women in Scotland and how these could be addressed, here. Download an easy-read...

Duration: 00:31:59

Our Bodies, Our Choice

In this episode, Alys chats about the need to decriminalise abortion in Scotland and stand in solidarity with women around the world with: EngenderEngenderAmnesty Scotland Read Engender's report on a Scottish approach to abortion here, and find out more about the Scottish-Irish Abortion Rights campaign here. Produced by Amanda Stanley and Rhiannon Walsh on behalf of Engender. Jingle by Bossy Love.

Duration: 00:32:21

Gender Matters in Social Security

Content note: this episode contains discussion of rape, domestic abuse and coercive control. In this episode, Alys discusses Scotland's social security system including the abhorrent 'family cap' and so-called 'rape clause', with: EngenderEngenderScottish Women's AidRape Crisis Scotland Read Engender's briefing on how Scotland's social security system should work for women here and on individual payments of Universal Credit here.

Duration: 00:34:10

Women's equal representation in Scottish politics (Part 2)

In part two, Alys, Emma, Marsha, Talat, Caron, Lesley and Lee discuss the possible solutions to men's over-representation in Scottish politics. You can also hear Alys and Talat chatting about 'the Q word' and why quotas are a vital part of equal representation. If you haven't heard part one yet, you can find it here. Produced by Amanda Stanley and Rhiannon Walsh, for Engender. Jingle by Bossy Love.

Duration: 00:22:27

Women's equal representation in Scottish politics (Part 1)

In the week of the snap general election, listen to this special 2-parter discussing women's representation in Scottish politics. In part one, Alys is joined by Emma Ritch, Marsha Scott, Talat Yaqoob, Caron Lindsay, Lesley Orr and Lee Chalmers to discuss some of the barriers to equal representation. we'll also hear from some of the participants attending the What Women Want workshops held in the run up to the general election. Produced by Amanda Stanley and Rhiannon Walsh, for...

Duration: 00:21:50

Introducing On The Engender

Here's something to whet your appetite for On The Engender, Scotland's feminist policy podcast. Featuring: Glasgow Women's LibraryInclusion Scotland Zero ToleranceEquate ScotlandClose the GapCarers Scotland Produced by: Amanda Stanley and Rhiannon Walsh, for Engender. Jingle by: Bossy Love

Duration: 00:03:09