Engender has a vision for a Scotland in which women and men have equal opportunities in life, equal access to resources and power, and are equally safe and secure from harm.
Engender is a policy organisation and through our research and analysis we aim to make women’s inequality visible and persuade those with power to make positive changes to services, policy, regulation, practices, and laws that negatively affect women.
Our Gender Matters Roadmap sets out the steps we think are needed to bring women’s equality closer to being a reality. We also work on specific policy areas such as social security, abortion and women’s unpaid work. You can find all of our briefings, research papers, and consultation responses in publications.
We’re proud to be a membership organisation and our members include women’s and equalities organisations, voluntary groups, and a huge network of individuals across Scotland. You can find out more about more about Engender’s membership here. We hold regular events, host women’s writing on our blog and host On the Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy podcast.
Engender believes feminism must be intersectional, and we strive to conduct all of our policy work using an intersectional lens. We work with a range of organisations to help us do this and encourage partner organisations to recognise that all women’s lived experiences are different. Our feminism is trans inclusive, strives to be as diverse and accessible as possible, and draws on a ideas from Black feminist thought and a history of women’s equality campaigning around the world.