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Fa’side Women and Girls Group has been recognised for its inter-generational approach to its cost-of-living project!

Fa’side Women and Girls Group has been recognised for its inter-generational approach to its cost-of-living project!

Fa’side Women and Girls Group has been recognised for its inter-generational approach to its cost-of-living project jointly delivered with Making Rights Real and The Scottish Women’s Budget Group. 

At the Generations Working Together awards in the Scottish Parliament the group were awarded the valuing generational inclusion and diversity prize. 

This project aims to understand how the cost-of-living crisis is impacting on women in East Lothian and how this is exacerbating experiences of inequality.  As well as identifying responses needed from East Lothian Council and other decision makers.  The project has been running since 2021.  

Clare McGillivary, Making Rights Real and member of Fa’side Women and Girls Group said ‘to be recognised in this way is fantastic, its testament to the hard work of all members over the last 12 years and shows the importance of us working across the generations to demand and protect each others human rights.’

Heather Williams from The Scottish Women’s Budget Group said ‘This work has been truly innovative bringing women from across the generations together to use  gender budgeting and human rights approaches, to address issues which are important to women and girls in the area.’ 

Jude Currie, Vice-Chair of Generation Working Together ‘Huge congratulations to Fa-side Women and Girls Group in Tranent on your GWT Generational Diversity & Inclusion Award. Ensuring there are safe, inclusive and supportive ways for groups of women and girls of all ages to gather, connect meaningfully, break down stereotypes, and empower each other just has to be celebrated. Seeing you work intergenerationally to identify needs and effect change has clearly been inspiring to so many in your community and beyond. Well done!’

Cover photo left to right: Heather Williams, Loreen Purdoe, Katie McFarlane, Clare MacGillivary, Charlie Steele, Kaukab Stewart MSP