The factors which stop young women getting involved in sport have been highlighted by a group taking part in a Scottish Parliament project aimed at increasing women’s participation in politics.

Listen to Hayley Forrester, the Scottish Parliament's project lead, Beth Cloughton, the Young Women's Movement's project intern, and participants Amy King and Lauren Pluss as they discuss the project, how it came together, and the findings of their report. 

Ahead of the World Cup this summer, the Scotland Women’s National Football Team head coach Shelley Kerr shared the lessons she’s learned through sport, and described her vision for the long-term future of women’s football in Scotland.

Chaired by Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, Presiding Officer and Futures Forum Chair

You can find out more on the Scotland's Futures Forum website.

Recorded at the Festival of Politics in 2018.

She is the doyenne of classical scholars; fond of Anglo-Saxon expletives and a feminist to her bones. Professor Mary Beard is the academic who wrote and presented on the BBC Civilisations series; authored the globally best-selling book Women and Power and is the poster woman for every opinionated, outspoken and fan who recognises misogyny did not cease post the ancient world. Join the Presiding Officer and Professor Mary Beard to discuss her trajectory from scholar to public combatant in febrile debates on everything from #MeToo; to no-platforming and Pompeii; in this unmissable exhilarating event.

A recording from the Festival of Politics session titled "What does Gender Equality Look Like?"

The World Economic Forum predicted that the gender pay gap will end – but not till 2095. Join panellists Melanie Reid, The Times; Emma Ritch, Engender; Suki Wan MSYP, Chair, Scottish Youth Parliament; and Professor Lesley Yellowlees, Professor of Inorganic electrochemistry, University of Edinburgh and Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow, to discuss their personal experiences of gender equality from work/life balance to equal pay; relationships and social norms, and how we close that gap sooner.

In partnership with Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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