WATCH: Emma Roddick seeks assurance misogyny in politics will not get in the way of policy tackling it

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has asked the Scottish Government about their plans to help combat misogyny in Scottish politics, questioning the Cabinet Secretary on how he would ensure misogyny in politics would not get in the way of progressing policy aimed at tackling it. This comes in response to a recent report publishedContinue reading “WATCH: Emma Roddick seeks assurance misogyny in politics will not get in the way of policy tackling it”

SNP MSP highlights need for considering intersectionality when tackling sexual crime

During an evidence-gathering session by the Social Justice and Social Security Committee on Thursday 3rd March, SNP MSP Emma Roddick questioned witnesses on the disparity in sexual crime faced by disabled women compared to non-disabled women. She later called for more specialised work to be done in supporting multiply-marginalised women who are victims of abuse.Continue reading “SNP MSP highlights need for considering intersectionality when tackling sexual crime”

WATCH: Roddick stands firm on the need for national implementation of “buffer zones”

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has voiced her support for protest-free buffer zones around clinics that provide abortion services in Scotland. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 4th November, Roddick said she had been disturbed to read accounts by members of Back Off Scotland, an organisation campaigning for these buffer zones, who hadContinue reading “WATCH: Roddick stands firm on the need for national implementation of “buffer zones””

Roddick appalled at the reports of sexual misconduct being ‘widespread’ in Police Scotland and forces across the UK

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has reacted to the sexual misconduct allegations regarding Police Scotland and forces across the UK. Channel Four’s Dispatches has reported lodging Freedom of Information requests with police forces across the UK and information was returned by 39 forces. It revealed that almost 2000 officers, special constables, and Police CommunityContinue reading “Roddick appalled at the reports of sexual misconduct being ‘widespread’ in Police Scotland and forces across the UK”

Roddick hails Scotland’s record on women’s rights; condemns Tory response to Sarah Everard murder

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick slammed the UK Government’s record on women’s rights on Wednesday, condemning statements made by a Tory police commissioner that suggested Sarah Everard should have been more “streetwise” when confronted by her murderer. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, Roddick highlighted the different approaches of the UK and Scottish Governments, notingContinue reading “Roddick hails Scotland’s record on women’s rights; condemns Tory response to Sarah Everard murder”

WATCH: Roddick calls for end of ‘sexual infidelity’ defence to murder

One of the Scottish Parliament’s new members is calling for a change in the law to stop jealous killers literally getting away with murder. Emma Roddick MSP has called on the Scottish Government to use the opportunity presented by a Scottish Law Commission discussion paper to abolish the partial defence of ‘provocation by sexual infidelity’.Continue reading “WATCH: Roddick calls for end of ‘sexual infidelity’ defence to murder”