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The centenary of Women’s suffrage falls on 6 February.
Equality for women is at the heart of the Scottish Government’s vision for an equal Scotland, including gender balance on public boards, a new Advisory Council on Women and Girls, and piloting a returners’ project to help women back into the workforce after a career break.
"While we have a come a long way since 1918, much still needs to be done if we are to eradicate gender inequality and create a fairer and more prosperous country."
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Psychological abuse and coercive control in the home will soon be a criminal offence in Scotland, after the Domestic Abuse Bill was passed by Parliament.
Funding for Scottish Women’s Aid
"I am pleased Parliament has come together to pass this legislation. This is a momentous day as our laws will be changed so they reflect the experience all too many women have suffered."
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson
Year of Young People 2018 is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing young personalities, talents, and achievers that make up Scotland. It's all about inspiring our nation through its young people's ideas, attitudes and ambitions.
Follow on Twitter @YOYP2018
Page updated: Friday, February 09, 2018