Who we are


The Equal Representation Coalition brings together organisations working to achieve greater diversity at all levels of politics and public life in Scotland. The Coalition currently includes Engender, Inclusion Scotland, CEMVO, Stonewall Scotland, The Young Women’s Movement, Elect Her, Women 50:50, Equality Network and BEMIS.


We have a vision for a Scotland where our elected representatives truly reflect the diversity of the Scottish population – improving democracy, increasing engagement in public life, enriching policy decisions, therefore bringing benefits to all.


In recognition of the critical role that political parties have to play in bringing about change, in 2016 we drew up a set of asks for political parties:

At this time the SNP, Scottish Labour, Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Green Party and Scottish Liberal Democrats all voiced support for the vision and while we have seen some of our asks put into action, we know that there is still much more that needs to be done.

One way that political parties can fulfil their commitment to our asks and support our vision is by using the Equal Representation Toolkit.

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