By Shana Roberts I have been selected to represent the Liberal Democrats as a Parliamentary candidate for Telford. Amazingly, we now have four women standing in Telford & Wrekin for four different parties.
By 50:50 #AskHerToStand Director Kirsty Finlayson Kirsty Finlayson reports from Manchester and the 2019 Conservative Party conference where 50:50 Parliament had great support.
By Councillor Kelly Grehan I am back from Brighton and the 2019 Labour Party conference. In my first year here as 50:50 Parliament #AskHerToStand Director. Here are the highlights.
Brexit Lacks Women’s Voices Women Need Equal Seats & Equal Say in Decision Making Now is the time to Build a Better Democracy! 30 Aug 2019 50:50 at Big Tent Festival Brexit and prorogation will be part of the discussion at the Big Tent Festival this year. These are massively important issues that will affect everyone’s future but the policy …
By Frances Scott, Founder and Director 50:50 Parliament Brexit lacks women’s voices. In a truly representative democracy women would have equal seats and equal say! Thanks Big Tent Festival for leading the way by ensuring proper 50:50 representation of speakers. Right now Brexit dominates political discussion and is generating a lot of talk about democracy. It is a massively important …
Women will remain poorly represented until we accommodate the realities of women’s lives says 50:50’s Kelly Grehan.
Blog for 50:50 by Jenna Norman – Public Affairs Officer at the Women’s Budget Group & Campaign Coordinator at Women for a People’s Vote.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Knock Down the House, the must-watch documentary of 2019: “For one of us to make it through, a hundred of us have to try.” Reviewed by Katy Roxburgh
Female lawyers, judges, and MPs discuss 100 years of women in the law at Houses of Parliament, May 2019. Report by Sarah Tomlin
Gillian Keegan has served as an MP for Chichester (the first woman to do so) since 2017. This month we asked Gillian 10 questions about her experience as a woman in politics.
A day of action at Westminster in March highlighted the need for local and global pressure to end workplace harassment against women everywhere. By Anya Sizer
You never know where life may take you, but if you are open to possibilities and invite them in it may become more interesting than you ever imagined.
Dear 50:50 supporters! For International Women’s Day, Friday 8 March, 50:50 Parliament are launching the #5050TeeChallenge to promote our #AskHerToStand and #SignUpToStand campaigns.We need YOUR help! On the day (and in the build up) we are asking all our supporters and MPs to post photos in one of our fab 50:50 tee-shirts, striking the “hands out” balance pose as demonstrated in the photos below (one is of the famous …
50:50 Parliament will be joining the Day of Action to end workplace harassment on Tuesday 5th March. All work places, including Westminster need to be safe spaces that are free of harassment. 50:50 will be joining the Centenary Action Group, Fawcett Society, “Not the Job” and many others to lobby MPs in Parliament. Westminster should lead the way in being a safe place …
By Ava Berry, 50:50 Ambassador Programme Director Report from Bread and Roses rally in London
By Frances Scott, Founder and Director 50:50 Parliament The fight for political equality is still on – #AskHerToStand #SignUpToStand #5050Parliament
Youth MP joins Westminster MP for day in Parliament
“Here, you are a woman first, and party-political second,” Rosie Duffield, Labour MP for Canterbury told a packed room of women who attended Parliament on November 21st at the invitation of their MP.
Thank you to the hundreds of MPs who participated in our #AskHerToStand day last week, it was AWESOME, see the long list below. We now have over 300 women wanting to stand for elected office.
by Olga FitzRoy I’m a freelance sound engineer, a mum to a toddler, and an activist campaigning for shared parental leave for the self-employed. I believe we need more mothers in Parliament.