Claudia Beamish MSP-Women and political representation-the Scottish context

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GCL Event-Gender equality and female empowerment
1st November 2011

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Claudia Beamish MSP-Women and political representation-the Scottish context

  1. 1. Millennium Development Goals 3:PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN “To eliminate Gender disparity in all levels of education by 2015,based on the ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education, increase the number of women in paid employment outside the agricultural sector, and increase the number of female MP’s.” Women only make up 17% of the Parliamentarians World wide. Global Community Links
  2. 2. Women's Representation in the Scottish Parliament. Overall – 45 women in 129 seats (34.8%) SNP- 19 women in 69 seats (27.5%) Labour- 17 women in 37 seats (45.9%) Conservatives- 6 women in 15 seats (40%) Liberals- 1 women in 5 seats (20%) Greens- 1 women in 2 seats (50%) The only independent Is a women. Global Community Links
  3. 3. Ups and Downs… The Number of women in the Scottish Parliament has Risen since the 2007 election from 43 to 45. However, this is still not as high as it was in 2003 where 39 % of the MSPs in Parliament were women. Global Community Links
  4. 4. Local Council Representation 22 % of the Local Councillors are women out of 1222 in total Global Community Links

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