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Fa’side Women and Girls Group visit Scottish Parliament

Fa’side Women and Girls Group visit Scottish ParliamentFormed in 2014 as a women only space to host events with women and to celebrate International Women’s Day, Fa’side Women and Girls Group (FWGG) is an informally organised, volunteer run and completely unfunded inter-generational group open to women and girls (age 12+) in the Fa’side Area, Tranent and the surrounding villages.

FWGG’s focus is on human rights issues (and the group has explored issues like period poverty, misogyny at school, mental ill health, children’s rights, the environment, the right to housing and women in STEM). Events are always a mix of creative energy (singing, dance, artwork, drama) and food and chat with up to 50 women attending International Women’s Day events.

And, as part of Had Fab’s 30 for 30 Campaign, the group were delighted to receive a generous donation of £1000 from HadFab to help them in their continued efforts to support each other and the local community.

As part of this support HadFab sponsored a group trip to the Scottish Parliament for Human Rights Day in December 2023 where they met representatives from human rights organisations in Scotland and spoke with the Minister for Equalities, Emma Roddick MSP. Two young members of the group spoke about their work as young human rights defenders carrying out a survey around how the cost of living impacts on women and girls, and were complimented on their input by the Minister.

Speaking about the donation, Clare MacGillivray at FWGG said: “We would like to say congratulations to Had Fab on reaching 30 successful years as a thriving business and important local employer in East Lothian. Your generous donation has been a fantastic resource for us to broaden our activities and learn about how the Scottish Parliament works.”


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