International Women's Day 2023

Poverty Alliance briefing for International Women’s Day – March 2023

This year the theme for International Women’s Day is embracing equity to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive society. Realising women’s social and economic rights through action to tackle poverty and financial insecurity must be a core aspect of this ambition. This briefing provides an overview of the gendered nature of poverty in Scotland. … Read more

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Briefing: Childcare in Scotland

Our briefing to MSPs in advance of a Scottish Parliament Members’ Business debate on the future of childcare in Scotland. Download the briefing here or read it in the window below. Poverty-Alliance-briefing-for-the-Future-of-Childcare-Debate-25th-January

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“It’s hard work being poor” – Women’s Experiences of the Cost-of-Living Crisis in Scotland

This report by the Poverty Alliance and the Scottish Women’s Budget Group shares the experiences of women in Scotland on low incomes affected by the cost-of-living crisis. Through interviews and journals, a diverse group of women on low incomes shared deepening experiences of poverty and hardship including hunger and being cold. Alongside this, some women … Read more

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Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

This briefing was created for the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee Chamber debate on its report Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Low Income and the Debt Trap.  

Women s Experience of the Cost of Living Crisis - Research Briefing

’I don’t live. I survive.‘

This briefing shares the experiences of women in Scotland affected by the cost-of-living crisis. This joint project conducted by the Poverty Alliance and the Scottish Women’s Budget Group, is exploring women’s experiences over a three-month period from August to October 2022. Ahead of the Scottish Government’s Emergency Budget Review this interim briefing highlights emerging findings … Read more

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Consultation response: Statutory guidance on school uniforms

Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on statutory national guidance on school uniforms. The consultation closed in October 2022. Download the response here, or read it in the window below. School-Uniform

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