Ruth’s week in the Scottish Parliament (26 Nov-1 Dec 2018)

On Monday 26 November, Ruth had the pleasure to address the AGM of Nari Kallyan Shangho (NKS), a South Asian Women’s organisation in Edinburgh, in her capacity as Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Equality and Human Rights Committee.


On Tuesday 27 November, Ruth asked the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government if she agreed with the UN Rapporteur’s assessment of UK Government policy that “if you got a group of misogynists together in a room how can we make a system that works for men and not women, they would not have come up with too many more ideas than what is already in place” – and if she agreed that by embedding Equalities and Human Rights assessments into decision making the Scottish Government can and will do better for women. You can view the exchange as follows:

On Wednesday 28 November Ruth was delighted to meet with students from Ayrshire College at the Scottish Parliament, as they demonstrated their culinary skills:


On Thursday 29 November, Ruth contributed to a Member’s Business Debate entitled St Andrew’s Day 2018 – Make Someone’s Day:

On the same day, Ruth also contributed to a Scottish Parliament debate entitled Ending Homelessness Together:

On Saturday 1 December, Ruth helped Trussell Trust volunteers at Tesco in Irvine to collect donations for North Ayrshire Foodbank.


Donations for North Ayrshire Foodbank can also be left at the SNP Cunninghame South hub on 183 High Street, Irvine, on Monday 3 December to Friday 7 December 2018 from 10am-12pm, and on Saturday 8 December 2018 from 10.30am-1pm. 

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