Thu 28 Apr, 2016

I welcome the Scottish Greens Women’s Manifesto and am confident that a strong group of Green MSPs in the Scottish Parliament will work to ensure that gender equality remains at the top of the political agenda. Isla O'Reilly

The Scottish Greens Women’s Network today (28th April) launched their manifesto highlighting the importance of women’s rights and access to opportunities.  The Scottish Greens Women’s Manifesto expands on a range of commitments made in the Greens Holyrood 2016 manifesto which push for gender equality over the next parliamentary term.

Among the policies highlighted include a commitment that Green MSPs will support development of a Gender Equality Bill to drive progress against all gender inequality, a watchdog to tackle gender bias in the media, and improvements in the quality, as well as quantity of childcare provision.

Isla O’Reilly, Scottish Greens spokesperson on Education and MSP Candidate for Highlands and Islands said:
“Early years education and quality childcare are the foundation stones of learning. Scottish Greens recognise that childcare provision also plays a hugely important role in tackling women’s underemployment and access to education.  This is why we emphasise the quality and flexibility of childcare, as well as the number of hours.

“I welcome the Scottish Greens Women’s Manifesto and am confident that a strong group of Green MSPs in the Scottish Parliament will work to ensure that gender equality remains at the top of the political agenda.”

Click here to read the Women's Manifesto.

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