Scottish Parliament TVTBh Pàrlamaid na h-Alba

skip to content

Debate: International Women’s Day 2019: Balance for Better

Today's Schedule

  • There are no public meetings scheduled at present

Scheduled times are subject to change

Debate: International Women’s Day 2019: Balance for Better

March 07, 2019 15:20

 

That the Parliament unites behind International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019 to reaffirm its commitment to upholding and protecting the rights of women and girls, which are fundamental human rights; celebrates women's and girls' achievements and their social, economic and cultural contribution to society; notes that this year’s campaign, #BalanceforBetter, is a call to action to drive progress towards equal representation and gender equality throughout society, whether in the boardroom, government, media or in terms of wealth and pay; agrees with the campaign that gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive, and unites in its shared commitment to advance gender equality in Scotland and to bring about balance for better.