Calling All Local Women

What effect are Government cuts having on you, your family and your community? What can the Government do to help you?

The Scottish Women’s Convention is holding a consultation event on Wednesday 8th June 2011 at Corran Halls, Oban from 11.30 am until 2.30pm.

We want to hear from the women of Oban in order that your views can be recorded and used to influence key Government policy decisions.

By listening to local women, the SWC is able to provide a unique response on a number of key issues affecting the women of Scotland as we use YOUR views. This means that the Government is able to hear YOUR voice, along with that of other women. YOU are able to have an impact of key policy decisions which affect your day-to-day life.

Agnes Tolmie, SWC Chair says “It is vital that, during this time of austerity and budget cuts, the concerns of women are listened to by politicians. Women are losing their jobs, local services are being cut or withdrawn and women are being asked to contribute more by filling gaps through volunteering. Women account for 50% of Scotland’s adult population, yet decision makers forget the gender impact when drafting policy. The Scottish Women’s Convention provides a vital role in ensuring local women have a voice and a link with political discussion.”

To find out more or to register for the event, please contact Deborah.ruddy@scottishwomensconvention.org.uk or phone 0141 248 8186.



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