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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-21073

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

Submitted by: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, March 2, 2020

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

That the Parliament unites to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020; welcomes the theme for this year, #EachforEqual, which recognises that collectively everyone can play their part in taking action to create a more equal world; acknowledges that 2020 also marks the 25th anniversary of the 1995 UN World Conference on Women, which produced the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a blueprint for advancing women’s rights; further acknowledges that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970 and the 10th anniversary of the Equality Act 2010; recognises that, while much progress to achieve equality has been made, it has not yet been achieved in Scotland or around the world, and is necessary for the economy and society to thrive; agrees that a focus on intersectional equality is essential to tackle the different forms of discrimination that women face, and reaffirms its commitment to upholding, protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls, which are fundamental human rights, and to achieving an equal society.