I was honoured to be able to participate in a debate in the Scottish Parliament marking International Women’s Day – alongside so many strong female MSPs across the political divide.

Whilst we are in the fortunate position to be elected politicians, many women across Scotland and the UK are still subject to poorer working conditions than their male counterparts.

Notwithstanding pregnancy and maternity discrimination, sexual harassment in the workplace, and the fact that women are more than three times as likely as men to be working part time, women who work are often paid less than men.

Although International Women’s Day is a day for celebrating the progress that has been made over the years, it is also a day for recognising that more progress is needed.

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