SCOTTISH Labour has launched a campaign to tackle the “disproportionate” impact of public-service cuts on women.
The party argues because women are the largest users and providers of public services any reduction in these would cause them to suffer a greater impact.
Party activists will take to the streets this weekend, holding stalls and knocking on doors as part of the international campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Scottish Labour pledges to boost resources for women and families affected by domestic abuse, including increasing dedicated services such as Women’s Aid.
They also plan to ensure women and their families have “safe and adequate homes”.
The party’s equalities spokeswoman Pauline McNeill said: “Women are the majority users and providers of public services so we need a long-term funding solution to stop the disproportionate impact cuts are having on women.
“Over the last year, several Scottish women’s services have reached breaking point and the next Scottish Labour government will invest in more resources for women and families affected by domestic abuse.
“Scottish Labour will end the cuts and invest in local government, putting councils in a better position to fund Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis services.”