HOW can we get more women involved in politics and the upcoming Scottish independence campaign when they face more barriers than their male counterparts, simply because of their gender?

What do female politicians in the public eye really face when they put themselves out there?

In honour of International Women's Day, The National sat down with first-time SNP MSP Karen Adam in her Holyrood office to discuss the difficulties convincing women to stand for election, the reasons holding them back and much more. 

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Listen below for the full conversation.