50:50 Parliament were warmly welcome at Koreo’s Good Women event on Thursday, speaking on the subject of “Why we need more women in politics”. It was a pleasure to be on the diverse panel with other passionate women from all sectors – be it policy making or journalism. Listening to all the speakers, one thing seemed clear: that it was up to women to start changing things, and that we should #AskHerToStand. I very much enjoyed talking about the organisation, and I think I even managed to get a few laughs.
The best part was definitely the moment the room erupted in applause at the mention of Rosie Duffield’s success this year in the general election. It all goes to show how important the campaign is, and what a difference it can make.
Ruby Lott Lavigna
About 50:50 Parliament
50:50 Parliament is a cross party campaign taking action and calling for solutions to get better gender balance in Parliament. With their #AskHerToStand campaign 50:50 aims to inspire, encourage and support political engagement. Their petition to Party Leaders is gathering momentum, it calls upon Party Leaders and Parliament for solutions. Join us and let’s build a better democracy together!
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