Events: Scotland & UK

In this post you will find a selection of up and coming events and programmes relating to gender equality and women's participation in the labour market.


Close the Gap

She works hard for the money - how gender budgeting can promote women's equality in Scotland

Tuesday 7th June 10am - 4pm

Venue: The Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow


In partnership with Engender and the Scottish Women's Budget Group, Close the Gap Over will be co-hosting an event about gender budgeting. This event will give participants the chance to find out more about the work of the Scottish Women’s Budget Group, and the opportunity find out how they can get more involved.

Speakers include, Dr Angela O’Hagan, convenor of the Scottish Women’s Budget Group, and Emma Ritch, Executive Director of Engender.

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Women and the EU: discussion workshop

Tuesday 14th June 12.30 - 14.30

Venue: North West Women's Centre - Glasgow


Join Engender, learn more about how staying in or leaving the EU might affect women in Scotland. This workshop will provide an opportunity for discussion on how women can get involved in the debate over the EU referendum, and what the key issues are for women.

No need to book. Lunch provided.

Women and the EU: Debate

Tuesday 21st June 12.30 - 14.30

Venue: North West Women's Centre - Glasgow

Join the North West Women’s Centre and representatives from the ‘Scotland Stronger In’ and ‘Vote Leave’ campaigns for a debate about whether we should stay in the EU, and what that might mean for women.

No need to book. Lunch provided.



Taking positive action to build your talent pipeline

15 June 09.45- 13.00

Venue: Glasgow: Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling University, FK9 4LA


This half-day seminar aimed at employers in the engineering sector. The day focuses on how you can take positive action to address the gender imbalance in engineering and attract more women into the sector. Participants will hear from employers who have taken action - by offering work-based placements and returnships, the women they’ve supported, and a legal expert will provide guidance.

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Celebrate National Women in Engineering Day

23 June 19.00 - 21.00

Venue: Glasgow: IET Glasgow: Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB


To mark this year’s National Women in Engineering Day, Equate Scotland is once again joining forces with WES Scotland and hosting an evening networking event in Glasgow. ‘Be Inspiring, Be Inspired’ will give you the chance to hear from a panel of invited speakers, with opportunities for networking.

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Center for Gender History

Who Cares? Gender, care-provision and inequality.

3 June 09.00 - 17.00

Venue: Glasgow Women's Library - Glasgow


One-day public engagement workshop,exploring the links between gender, care-provision and inequality, past and present. It will bring together academics, representatives from the public sector and the voluntary sector, and women's rights campaigners, in order to combine historical and current perspectives on the range of possible arrangements for fulfilling one of society’s basic human needs: care.

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Napier University

Tackling inequality in the labour market: what works

10 June 10.00 - 13.00

Venue: The Rivers Suite, Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart campus - Edinburgh


This workshop will hear from a range of speakers about the important role employers can take in tackling these inequalities in the labour market and some of the approaches currently being adopted by a variety of employers in Scotland. It will give insights as to which approaches work best and why in terms of achieving sustained change. These discussions will be underpinned by research on a range of key sectors in the economy, which has been undertaken by researchers at Edinburgh Napier University.

Speakers will include: KPMG; Business in the Community Scotland; Flexiworkforce; City of Edinburgh Council; Oxfam; and the Fair Work Directorate at Scottish Government.

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Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre


40th Anniversary fundraising night

1st July 19.30 - Late

Venue: Blackfriars Bar - Glasgow

Cost - £5

Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. There will be a DJ, raffle prizes and special prize draw on the night.

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Mammoth fundraising book sale

30 July 11.00 - 16.00

Venue: The Spoon Cafe, Albion street- Glasgow


Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre will be hosting a fundraising book sale to help mark their 40th anniversary. The sale will be opened by GRCC patron and award winning author Denise Mina. All kinds of books will be on sale from children’s books to gardening to thrillers to politics. Come along to browse and buy – and the café will be open so you can stay for tea and cake. Please share to show your support and to help GRCC raise funds! All welcome.


Scottish Refugee Council

International women groups presents 'Open hearts, open doors'

4 June 11.00- 16.00

Venue: Bishopbriggs Free Church of Scotland, 13 Auchinairn Rd - Glasgow


Part of the Refugee Festival Scotland, this event includes stories and photos of the high rise flats, and the welcoming of the Jewish refugees after the Second World War. Celebrating the contribution of women to history, all women welcome.

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WISE - Women in Science and Engineering

A wide range of events across the UK from small workshops through training courses to major conferences. See more information