The STUC Women’s Committee Chair, Eileen Dinning (UNISON), invites you to an event for women to discuss the call for a Referendum for independence in Catalonia, the Spanish Government’s reactions, and the response from women, with Tania Verge, a guest speaker from Barcelona. Women’s organisations active in Scotland, including the trade unions, will also make contributions on the forthcoming Referendum in Scotland. All welcome.
If you wish to attend, please email Helen Carson email@example.com or call 0141 337 8100, so that we can confirm numbers. Please also advise in advance of any special attendance requests.
Tania Verge is a feminist political scientist from the University of Pompeu Fabre, Barcelona. She will be reporting on the growing popular demands for Catalonia to break away from the rest of Spain. After the Catalonian regional elections held in November, which swept pro-independence parties to power, it looks inevitable that an independence referendum will be staged in 2014, despite the opposition of the Spanish Government. She will discuss how feminists in civil society and political parties are responding and what constitutional change might mean for women and for gender equality?
Tania is in Scotland to participate in an open event ‘Gender Equality Matters in a new Scotland’, taking place in Edinburgh 14/15 February, organised through the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/Programmes20122013/Constitutionalfutures.aspx