Christina McKelvie MSP

Christina McKelvie MSP

Written 11 posts

Minister for Equalities and Older People

Violence Against Women and Girls and Learning Disabilities Virtual Event – speech by Equalities Minister Christina McKelive

30th November 2020

Thank you very much for having me, and thank you Michelle and Roxanne for speaking so bravely about your own experiences. Listening to the voices of survivors is crucial to us as we develop policy; and it is only by listening to these experiences that we can implement policies that effectively meet the needs of…

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Older People and Equalities Minister Christina McKelvie’s letter to older people on the UN’s International Day of Older Persons

1st October 2020

This message is coming to you on the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the 30th Anniversary of the UN’s International Day of Older Persons – a day where we celebrate and recognise the importance of older people the world over! As your Minister for Older People and Equalities celebrating Scotland’s older people is…

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TV licences for over 75s

15th July 2020

Minister for Older People Christina McKelvie has written to the Culture Secretary, strongly urging the UK Government to take responsibility and fund free TV licences for the over 75s. The full text of the letter is below. Dear Oliver, I write to you to express my deep concern regarding the announcement by the BBC on…

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Tackling race inequality

22nd June 2020

The death of George Floyd has sparked protests across the world highlighting the scale of racial inequality as well as calls for change. I am truly saddened to be writing in the aftermath of this event and realise that, as a result of the privilege I experience as a white person, I can never fully…

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Support for LGBT during coronavirus – Minister blog

12th May 2020

Blog by Christina McKelvie, Minister for older people and equalities The coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all in a variety of  different ways. I know that as the lockdown measures across Scotland continue, LGBT people may experience difficulties which are magnified by the inequality that they continue to experience. Many younger LGBT people may not…

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A Balancing Act

9th May 2020

We can all agree these are challenging times, beyond what we could ever imagine. The initial response to coronavirus was to stop the spread, save lives and protect the NHS. Many necessary measures have been put in place to suppress transmission and keep people safe, but we are also looking into the impact of such…

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We will not be silent on Female Genital Mutilation

12th July 2019

A commitment to the people of Scotland that we are taking long term action to change our society and make it a fairer and more equal place to live

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21st June 2019

Ahead of the 2019 Pride Edinburgh event, I reflect on my recent trip to Lithuania for Baltic Pride.

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

17th May 2019

This is an important day which reminds us that we must keep fighting the discrimination which many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the world continue to face.

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16 Days of Activism: How we are working to end violence against women and girls

10th December 2018

Scottish Government Equalities Minister, Christina McKelvie, shares her highlights from the United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism campaign.

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