It’s time for prevention - Fill the gallery, Fill the Chamber Campaign

Invite your MSPs to take part in the debate and come along to hear about their work to prevent violence against women.

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What is the issue?

Violence against women and girls is an intolerable injustice in Scotland, preventing our society from being as safe, healthy and successful as it could be and costs Scotland £4 billion per year.

It’s been 20 years since violence against women in Scotland was first debated at the Scottish Parliament but there is still a lot that needs to be done to tackle it.

Levels of violence against women remain alarmingly high, more than 1 in 3 women will experience violence in their lifetime and yet only 15% of all MSPs participated in last year’s annual debate to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.

At this debate MSPs will engage with the crucial work that we know can prevent this violence.

Together, this year, we can ensure that we have a full house - so we can start a national conversation about prevention.

Your elected representatives make decisions that affect our daily lives. Collectively we have the power to put prevention of violence against women at the top of their agenda. And we need your help to do it.

If you have more time you can also, watch your MSP’s speak and come to the debate at the Scottish Parliament:
  • You can attend the debate at the Scottish Parliament in person
  • or if you can’t attend in person or watch from wherever you have Wi-Fi or organise a watch party.

The date of the debate is usually announced two weeks in advance, but it will be during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence between 25th November and 10th December.

We need your postcode to find out who your 8 (one constituency and seven regional) MSPs are. On the next screen, you'll be able to select which MSPs to email.