Graduate Women Scotland
Institutional relationships for a just Humanity -side event
Women in power and decision-making, Women and the economy, Institutional mechanisms
SDG 1 – No Poverty, SDG5 – Gender Equality, SDG8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Securing increased Domestic Funding for Education to include equal and safe access to Digital Learning (2022)
Education of and retention of women within education specifically STEM
4 inputs by different women

Girls do code – Sezen Sairal CEO of REEDER
recognised that there was a need for e-reader in Turkey and a number of gaps in the market – building on that and with 60% women employees the company now manufacture and supply of numerous electronic devices (next up an e car)
Having made her mark in the electronic and business market she realised that there was also a need for support for women artists and created the women artists platform with an empghasis on ethical art)
uses STEAM (where A is for Art)

Gender Inclusive policy in Institutions
until (relatively) recent times women were not considered citizens and therefore not only had no vote but no rights and were not part of the decision making process and civil hierarchy.
Institutions must therefore review and ensure that their polices are implementing Gender Equality not just lip service or adding the word woman to existing policy.

Rationalising city and state-wide policies to ensure that Survivor Narrative is used to inform progress.
Education programmes for women in prison – most is only available to long term inmates, but if 'bite-sized' educated packages are created in areas of benefits / tech and other information then women can break the cycle which sees them in and out of prison causing gaps in employment (or no employment)

Creating spaces for women and girls with passion and vision
114% rise in women entrepreneurs
2% get funding from formal sources due to the way financial institutions open bank accounts/ give loans.
ensuring Institutions are called to account for their employment and Gender equality policies.

we need to collaborate with men in institutions to get the policies changed from within.


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