I am so excited the FSN has launched the 50/50 campaign with a refreshed commitment from our organisation to gender equality. The aim is to encourage women to get actively involved increasing female participation and representation in SNP Students and in politics, more generally.
Politics works best when we have a variety of perspectives and experiences to draw upon. The same can be said of our organisation – we need to be inclusive to be at our best.
The campaign is so important because being a woman in a political environment can be challenging and disheartening. I am used to being a minority at meetings, conferences, campaigns despite being a part of a group which makes up 50% of the population. This needs to change and the FSN’s commitment to the 50/50 campaign at our National Council is the first step on our journey to gender equality.