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The Attack of the 50Ft. Women – Gender Equality

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 11:00 to 12:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

Sponsored by The Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh   In a world where fewer than 10% of world leaders are women, progress towards gender equality appears to have stalled.  Journalist, author and co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party, Catherine Mayer (pictured) hopes to fight back with her ideal of ‘Equalia’, a truly gender […]

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A failed revolution for Arab youth?

Date: Thursday 19 October

Time: 16:00 to 17:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

In partnership with the Royal Society of Edinburgh   In 2011, a politically engaged Arab youth population demanded political, social and civil liberty – with varying responses. Could the ‘Arab Spring’ have taken place without this mass of under 25-year-olds and who will harness their voices in the future?  Join Chair Professor Alison Phipps OBE […]

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LGBTI Teen Years

Date: Saturday 21 October

Time: 14:30 to 16:00

Cost: £8.00/£6.00

Today in Britain the LGBTI community has made huge strides towards equality.  Yet, the Time for Inclusive Education campaign recorded that around 90% of LGBTI youth have experienced homophobia, biphobia or transphobia. So is the world really that different? Join Deputy Presiding Officer Christine Grahame MSP and our panel including musician, Horse McDonald; Holby City […]

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