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Why gender budgeting matters

This month, the convener of the Scottish Women's Budget Group, Angela O'Hagan, appeared on the Scottish feminist policy podcast On The Engender to talk about gender budgeting. The podcast also features voices from SWBG members talking about why they are part of the group.

Listen below, or find it on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts

Equality must be at the heart of Scotland’s budget

In advance of the release of the Draft Scottish Budget, the Scottish Women’s Budget Group is calling for care to be included in the Scottish Government’s planned investment in infrastructure.

She works hard for the money

On Tuesday 7th June, the Scottish Women's Budget Group joined forces with Engender and Close the Gap to hold an event looking at gender budgeting.

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It was a fantastic day, with around 50 women coming together to discuss how we can work together to push for a feminist economic plan for Scotland. A full report is on the way, but in the meantime you can access the slides from Professor Angela O'Hagan here, and Emma Ritch, executive director of Engender, here.

You can also see some photos of the day here.

Two follow up meetings will be happening in Edinburgh and Glasgow in August. Book your place here.

If you want to get more involved in the Scottish Women's Budget Group, you can sign up here.

Welcome to Scottish Women's Budget Group's new blog

We hope to use this space to share information about budgets and gender budgeting, our events and publications, and our semi-regular meetings. We're part of a vibrant women's sector in Scotland, and we'll be including voices from across the sector on women and the economy.

We also have members from a range of backgrounds: academics, activists, students, and women who work in related fields and in work that has nothing to do with gender or budgets. You will also hear from some of them.

We hope that you'll find this space useful and interesting.

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