Calling all females in Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Women’s Convention is coming to Dumfries!
The Scottish Women’s Convention (SWC) is a Government funded organisation set up in 2003 by the Scottish Executive in acknowledgment of the need to ensure women’s voices reach policy makers.
The SWC operate to guarantee that women across Scotland have an opportunity to use their voices, ensuring that common views are reported. They organise several activities on a regular basis, as it is crucial that women’s opinions are taken on board.
The SWC want to hear your voices on a range of issues including housing, welfare, health and employment and the perfect opportunity to do so would be to come along.
Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Elaine Murray, said “I’m a huge believer in women having a strong voice, after all, I’m one of only four female councillors out of the 43 at our Council. The SWC provides an effective way of consulting with a diverse range of women. The needs of women in a more rural area like Dumfries and Galloway will be very different to those in Scottish cities. I’m pleased that the SWC have acknowledged this and are coming to Dumfries. I would encourage local women to come along so that the SWC can learn more about the important issues which affect women living in our region, their families and the community as a whole.
The information the SWC receive from their conversations will enable them to influence key decision makers – both at local authority and national level.”
This is a free event with lunch provided and takes place on Friday 17th November 2017 between 11am and 1.30pm at the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries.
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