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Emma Ritch Death – Scottish campaigner for women’s equality has died

Emma Ritch Death – Women’s right advocate Dead – Emma Ritch a Scottish women’s rights campaigner has died.

Emma was a dedicated and passionate advocate for women equality and justice. On Friday, 9th of July 2021, Emma who was an Executive Director of the policy think tank Engender sadly passed away.

Circumstances surrounding the tragic and sudden demise of Emma Ritch was not disclosed.

Who Is Late Emma Ritch?

Ms Ritch was a dedicated Scottish female right advocate. She was a manager of Close the Gap which focuses on women’s right and improvement of women’s status in the work place.

Over the years, gender equality has been debated across the world. Women are unhappy that they earn lesser than male doing the same job they are doing. This is the area Ritch had concentrated her efforts to make change in the world. She was a member of a number of influential organisations shaping policy on women’s rights both in her native country and across the globe. She was also Engender Chief Executive and had worked near a decade on women’s labour market participation.

She also sat on a range of external working groups including the joint strategic board of Equally Safe, the Scottish National Action Plan for human rights leadership forum, the advisory group of the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre and the Scottish Women’s Budget Group.

In 2016, Emma Ritch Chair Rape Crisis Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) is the national office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland. We support the work of local centres and develop new centres in areas where there are no or few specialist services. We also work with other agencies such as the police, Crown Office and health services providing training and consultancy to improve the response to those who are affected by and who perpetrate sexual violence. Through our campaigns, briefings and publications we raise awareness of sexual violence, challenge attitudes and press for legal change.

In 2017, Emma Ritch Was Vice Chairman At  Close the Gap In Glasgow, United Kingdom

Close the Gap works in Scotland on women’s participation in the labour market, and has been operating since 2001. They work with policymakers, employers and employees to influence and enable action to address the causes of women’s inequality at work.

They operated as a partnership initiative until 2017 when they became a charity.

Tributes have been paid in honor of Emma Ritch

RapeCrisis Scotland said; “We are shocked and deeply saddened at the news that Emma Ritch, Chair of our Board, has died. � Emma was a committed, passionate and witty feminist and advocate for women and girls in Scotland, Europe and beyond. She will be sorely missed.”

Engender (Scotland) said; “It is with profound sadness we share the news that our Executive Director, Emma Ritch, passed away suddenly on Friday 9th July. Engender will be closed this week as we collectively process the loss of our brilliant director, colleague, and friend.”

Dundee Evening Telegraph said; “Her intelligence and insight, kindness, and passionate feminism have made Scotland a better place for women”.

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre said; “We are devastated to hear of the passing of Emma Ritch. She was our colleague, our fierce supporter and above all our friend. Her loss will be profoundly felt. We send all of our love and heartfelt condolences to Emma’s family, colleagues and friends.”

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