Submission Documents: Motion by Bailie Annette Christie:- "Council welcomes the celebration of the United Nation's International Day of the Girl Child which takes place annually on 11th October and notes our strategic plan commitment and other commitments which promote the empowerment of women and girls in line with Sustainable Development Goal 5, and as a continued legacy of Glasgow's international award-winning 'Girls@COP26- the Solutions Are Feminist'. Council recognises that since then, as a legacy, Girls4 Equality groups meet regularly in schools across Glasgow and come together throughout the year to identify collective action on subjects which have ranged from anti-racism to women and girls in sport. Council also notes and supports Glasgow's participation in the United Nations HeForShe initiative to promote male action and allyship to advance gender equality and supports the use of its toolkits by Glasgow Education Services to complement the work of Girls4Equality. Council further recognises the positive impact this has made prioritising and helping shape and inform the participation and visibility of girls and women in (a range of matters including) physical activity and sport in the UCI World Cycling Championships and European Capital of Sport 2023; ensuring transformative funded initiatives such as the Drumchapel High School intensive 10-week multi discipline cycling programme and Glasgow Afghan United Women's Empowerment and cycling project to support mental health and well-being, improving mobility and reducing barriers to getting active. Council notes that Glasgow was highlighted by Eurocities for inclusive best practice as part of its advocacy in advance of the imminent EU cycling policy. Council further notes Glasgow's ongoing work with Vienna and our role as Vice Chair of the Eurocities Taskforce on Gender and believes that feminist leadership can lead to innovative solutions for urban challenges such as violence against women, access to education and healthcare, mobility, and sustainable urban planning as recently highlighted by Glasgow at the UNECE 2023 Forum of Mayors and UNITAR's 2023 SDG Summit "What if Women Designed the City". Council commends the cross-Council work at the recent Girls4Equality event "Her City" which built on the COP26 'Place' themed day during which author Sara Sheridan asked 'Where are the women?" and girls were reintroduced to the Place Standard Tool which has shaped the strategic plan commitment to: "Embed gender equality into council impact assessments, budgets, data collecting and strategies, including, but not limited to, the new City Development Plan. Ensure approaches are intersectional and incorporate women's lived experience". Council believes, as demonstrated by our female pupils at the Girls4Equality "Her City" event, that there is a proud history of females in Glasgow's civic and cultural life, from Mary Barbour and Margo MacDonald to Margaret and Frances Macdonald, and agrees that as part of Glasgow's 850th anniversary celebrations in 2025 steps should be taken to recognise the contributions of eminent women, such as June Almeida who discovered the first human coronavirus, to increase their visibility, and honour women's achievements and memorialise their contribution to this city. Council commends Education and Planning Services joint work to date and instructs them to continue to work with Girls4Equality groups and Glasgow Life to implement a symbolic renaming of civic spaces and selected streets in 2025; and investigate street art and murals in each ward which celebrate women and girls, such as the Cardonald mural of the pioneering female aviator Winnie Drinkwater, and addresses the historical and democratic imbalance of women in the representation of Glasgow's dynamic culture and heritage. Council considers it right that we should consider other ways to recognise the contributions of "forgotten" women and asks that work is undertaken as part of the 850th celebration of the city, as well as through the new City Development Plan, to see how else we could recognise these contributions in our public realm so that we can truly say that People Make Places." Help Icon

This is the list of documents available for the submission Motion by Bailie Annette Christie:- "Council welcomes the celebration of the United Nation's International Day of the Girl Child which takes place annually on 11th October and notes our strategic plan commitment and other commitments which promote the empowerment of women and girls in line with Sustainable Development Goal 5, and as a continued legacy of Glasgow's international award-winning 'Girls@COP26- the Solutions Are Feminist'. Council recognises that since then, as a legacy, Girls4 Equality groups meet regularly in schools across Glasgow and come together throughout the year to identify collective action on subjects which have ranged from anti-racism to women and girls in sport. Council also notes and supports Glasgow's participation in the United Nations HeForShe initiative to promote male action and allyship to advance gender equality and supports the use of its toolkits by Glasgow Education Services to complement the work of Girls4Equality. Council further recognises the positive impact this has made prioritising and helping shape and inform the participation and visibility of girls and women in (a range of matters including) physical activity and sport in the UCI World Cycling Championships and European Capital of Sport 2023; ensuring transformative funded initiatives such as the Drumchapel High School intensive 10-week multi discipline cycling programme and Glasgow Afghan United Women's Empowerment and cycling project to support mental health and well-being, improving mobility and reducing barriers to getting active. Council notes that Glasgow was highlighted by Eurocities for inclusive best practice as part of its advocacy in advance of the imminent EU cycling policy. Council further notes Glasgow's ongoing work with Vienna and our role as Vice Chair of the Eurocities Taskforce on Gender and believes that feminist leadership can lead to innovative solutions for urban challenges such as violence against women, access to education and healthcare, mobility, and sustainable urban planning as recently highlighted by Glasgow at the UNECE 2023 Forum of Mayors and UNITAR's 2023 SDG Summit "What if Women Designed the City". Council commends the cross-Council work at the recent Girls4Equality event "Her City" which built on the COP26 'Place' themed day during which author Sara Sheridan asked 'Where are the women?" and girls were reintroduced to the Place Standard Tool which has shaped the strategic plan commitment to: "Embed gender equality into council impact assessments, budgets, data collecting and strategies, including, but not limited to, the new City Development Plan. Ensure approaches are intersectional and incorporate women's lived experience". Council believes, as demonstrated by our female pupils at the Girls4Equality "Her City" event, that there is a proud history of females in Glasgow's civic and cultural life, from Mary Barbour and Margo MacDonald to Margaret and Frances Macdonald, and agrees that as part of Glasgow's 850th anniversary celebrations in 2025 steps should be taken to recognise the contributions of eminent women, such as June Almeida who discovered the first human coronavirus, to increase their visibility, and honour women's achievements and memorialise their contribution to this city. Council commends Education and Planning Services joint work to date and instructs them to continue to work with Girls4Equality groups and Glasgow Life to implement a symbolic renaming of civic spaces and selected streets in 2025; and investigate street art and murals in each ward which celebrate women and girls, such as the Cardonald mural of the pioneering female aviator Winnie Drinkwater, and addresses the historical and democratic imbalance of women in the representation of Glasgow's dynamic culture and heritage. Council considers it right that we should consider other ways to recognise the contributions of "forgotten" women and asks that work is undertaken as part of the 850th celebration of the city, as well as through the new City Development Plan, to see how else we could recognise these contributions in our public realm so that we can truly say that People Make Places." .

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