#DemocracyDay – 50:50 Parliament putting gender on the agenda!

By Frances Scott, Founder & Director, 50:50 Parliament 5 Dec 2019 Today is Democracy Day.  What a great day to support 50:50 Parliament! 50:50 want to build a better democracy, one in which draws upon the widest possible pool of talent and experience, including that of the 32 million women living and working in the UK. During the last Parliament …

Inspired to stand by 50:50!

By Susan Coleman Shropshire I have been inspired to get politically involved! The turning point came a year ago on 21 November 2018 when I went to the Houses of Parliament, having secured an invite from my MP to attend 50:50 Parliament’s  #AskHerToStand day. I had worked in #STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths) for 5 years bringing together school children …

Mandu Reid’s Speech

Reclaim The Night March, London 2019 Thank you for being here on this cold, damp, winter evening. Thank you for being here to Reclaim The Night! Gatherings like this are as important and as urgent as they’ve ever been. Gatherings like this are the engine of the women’s movement, whilst the solidarity and warmth between us is our fuel.  And god …

GE2019 – Analysing Candidate Gender

This analysis wouldn’t have been possible without the years of incredible work invested by Democracy Club and thousands of volunteers, who believe that democracy is better served by open, accessible data. We certainly think so, and we thank them for their incredible contribution. About This Data This blog is 50:50’s analysis of the candidate data for the 2019 General Election. …

50:50 on Brexit at Big Tent Festival 2019

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 …

Proroguing and Brexit: Political Turmoil can Lead to Radical Change

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 …

Join the #5050TeeChallenge for International Women’s Day!

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 Join the Day of Action to End Work Place Harassment

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 …