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On the Engender is Scotland's feminist policy podcast. It is produced by Engender, and features experts from across the women's sector in Scotland.

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

On the Engender is Scotland's feminist policy podcast. It is produced by Engender, and features experts from across the women's sector in Scotland.

    What's next?

    What's next?

    In this final episode (for now) of On the Engender, we say goodbye to our amazing Podcast Producer Amanda Aitken, who has started a new career path as a carpenter. 
    We are also delighted to introduce Engender's new Executive Director, Catherine Murphy, who joins hosts Alys and Amanda to talk a bit about herself and her background, as well as what the future has in store for Engender and for the feminist movement in Scotland.
    Recommendations for this episode:
    Podcast: The first episode of Of the Engender!  Podcast: Dolly Parton's America (via Apple or WNYC Studios) Book: Klara and the Sun TV: The Great British Sewing Bee Book: Her Country - How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be. Documentary: Shut up and Sing Podcast: Cocaine & Rhinestones - the history of country music made in the 20th century. TV: Alma's Not Normal Access a transcript of this episode here.
    On the Engender is produced for Engender by Amanda Aitken. Jingle by Bossy Love.

    • 36 min
    Misogyny - A Human Rights Issue Part 2: An Interview with Baroness Helena Kennedy

    Misogyny - A Human Rights Issue Part 2: An Interview with Baroness Helena Kennedy

    [CN: This episode contains mentions of rape, abuse, racism, islamophobia, FGM and the death penalty]
    In this episode, Engender's Alys Mumford interviews Baroness Helena Kennedy on her work as a human rights lawyer and fighting for women's equality, as well as looking at the experiences of women in the criminal justice system, and whether the law can bring about cultural change. 
    Following on from Part 1 of Misogyny - A Human Rights Issue,  they also discuss her role in chairing The Independent Working Group on Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland.
    Resources:
    Eve was Framed Misogyny - A Human Rights Issue.  Recommendations:
    Cut from the Same Cloth?: Muslim Women on Life in Britain - Edited by Sabeena Akhtar. Access a transcript of the episode here. 
    On the Engender is produced for Engender by Amanda Aitken. Jingle by Bossy Love.

    • 41 min
    Misogyny - A Human Rights Issue: Part 1 with Eilidh Dickson

    Misogyny - A Human Rights Issue: Part 1 with Eilidh Dickson

    [CN: This episode contains mentions of rape and online abuse.]
    In this episode of On the Engender, hosts Alys Mumford and Amanda Aitken are joined by Eilidh Dickson to discuss the final report of the Misogyny Working Group: Misogyny - A Human Rights Issue.
    Resources:
    Misogyny - A Human Rights Issue.  Recommendations: 
    Interior Design Masters via BBC iPlayer Picking wild garlic  ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: How Lauryn Hill Became Music’s Great Dual Threat Access a transcript of this episode here. 
    On the Engender is produced for Engender by Amanda Aitken. Jingle by Bossy Love.

    • 25 min
    To Exist is To Resist: Black Feminism in Europe

    To Exist is To Resist: Black Feminism in Europe

    On International Women's Day, Engender were joined by Professor Akwugo Emejulu and Assa Samaké-Roman to discuss Black feminism in Europe. Listen to their conversation here. 
    To find out more about their work, follow Professor Akwugo Emejulu here, and Assa Samaké-Roman here on Twitter. 
    Find the book, To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe, on Pluto Books here.
    You can access a transcript of the episode here.
    On the Engender is produced for Engender by Amanda Aitken. Jingle by Bossy Love.

    • 56 min
    Abortion Rights in Scotland

    Abortion Rights in Scotland

    This week On The Engender, hosts Alys and Amanda discuss abortion rights in Scotland with Alice Murray and Lucy Grieve from Back Off Scotland, and hear about their campaign for the Scottish Government to introduce 'buffer zones' (protest-free areas) around clinics that provide abortion services across Scotland. 
    They also talk to Jane Carnall about the work and history of Abortion Rights Edinburgh and get an update on abortion policy in Scotland from Engender's Policy Manager, Jill Wood. 
    Resources mentioned in this episode are:
    Gender Edit of the Party Manifestos Joint Report, 2016: Our Bodies, Our Choice: The Case for a Scottish Approach to Abortion Back Off Scotland Twitter and Instagram Edinburgh Abortion Rights Twitter and Facebook Recommendations for this episode are:
    Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now by Jenny Brown from Lighthouse Books. Glasgow Women's Library - Stride with Pride: LGBTQ Heritage Walking Tour The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot The Great Pottery Throw Down Access a transcript of the episode here.
    On the Engender is produced for Engender by Amanda Aitken. Jingle by Bossy Love.

    • 51 min
    On the Engender: Round-up of 2021

    On the Engender: Round-up of 2021

    In this episode of On the Engender, hosts Alys and Amanda look back over the podcast episodes from 2021.
    From PSED to Pass the Mic, the Young Parent Penalty to policy participation, as well as elections, unions and city planning, this past year's episodes will have something for every feminist listener. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any of the new episodes in 2022! 
    You can find all of the On the Engender episodes here.
    You can access a transcript of the episode here.
    On the Engender is produced for Engender by Amanda Aitken. Jingle by Bossy Love.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

LindzLin89 ,

Top podcast!

Fully recommend this pod - informative and essential listening for anyone interested in women’s equality in Scotland. Great guests and accessible content. Keep up the good work!

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