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This national conference explored where and how gender equality policy is impacting practice across Scotland’s educational and vocational landscape – and what further actions are required to reduce and remove the social and economic barriers faced by women and men in Scotland.

The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Shirley-Anne Somerville opened the Gender Equality Conference on 20 June, saying: ‘Education has to play an integral role in challenging gender stereo types and colleges play an important part on that.’ She went on to say:

‘The college sector is doing a great deal in terms of gender equality … but we need to push that progress further.’


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