Giving Compass' Take:

· Imogen Calderwood at Global Citizen takes a look at a new report from Scotland's National Advisory Council on Women and Girls and the recommendations made to achieve gender equality. The report has 11 suggestions covering everything ranging from education, to child care, to the legal system.

· How can donors contribute to efforts addressing gender equality? What other issues affect gender equality?

· Here are 12 steps we can take to achieve gender equality in our lifetime


Scotland is already doing some really excellent things in the mission towards making the world better — from tackling period poverty to ensuring quality infant health.

And it doesn’t look like that trend is going to stop any time soon, after Scotland kicked off 2019 by unveiling a series of proposals that would make the nation a world leader in gender equality.

The National Advisory Council on Women and Girls has published its first annual report, including 11 recommendations covering everything from education, to child care, to the legal system.

The report includes lots of great proposals under the subsections of leadership, accountability, creating conditions.

Among the recommendations made by the council are two “Daddy months” of use-it-or-lose-it paid paternity leave; 50 hours of free child care per week for all children between six months and five years old; and improving access to justice “for women and girls experiencing men’s violence."

Read the full article about gender equality by Imogen Calderwood at Global Citizen.