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 …

50:50 at the 2018 Labour Party Conference

By Kelly Grehan – Dartford Labour Party Back in March, after hearing Frances Scott speak, I became a 50:50 ambassador and since then I have been selected as Dartford’s Women’s delegate for the 2018 Labour Party Conference. I travelled to Liverpool on Saturday 22 September for the Labour Women’s Conference – a meeting of 1,000 women – which commenced the …

50:50 & Fawcett Join Forces to Inspire More Women to Westminster

by Germaine Broadbent, 50:50 Parliament Ambassador 50:50 Parliament is a national, cross party campaign to get more women into Parliament. With our #AskHerToStand and #SignUpToStand campaigns we want to support women along the way to Westminster. On the 18th July, The Fawcett Society partnered with 50:50 to host the “Courage Calls: Ask Her to Stand” event at Church House, Westminster, London …

10 Questions for Angela Crawley

“My call to women across the UK is this – be the change you want to see in the world. If being underrepresented in Parliament frustrates you like it did for me, it is time to consider running for office.”- – Angela Crawley MP Angela Crawley is a Scottish National Party politician. She has served as an MP for Lanark …

10 ways you can support 50:50 Parliament

Here at 50:50 Parliament, we are passionate about achieving a gender-balanced government. We drive that mission by encouraging, inspiring and supporting women’s political engagement. There are lots of ways you can support the group. For the May edition of 50:50 Voice (our new e-magazine!) we have come up with 10 ways you can support 50:50 Parliament. We hope that you …

Women, Our Country Needs You!

By Dolly Theis, Founder and Director of 50:50 Parliament’s #AskHerToStand Campaign This month is a moment where our country needs you. The Centre for Public Appointments have 36 positions available. Don’t sit it out. Apply now to help make some of the most important decisions for our country, including Chair of NHS England and Chief Commissioner for the Independent Commission …

Inspired to Stand by 50:50!

By Valerie John-Baptiste Five years ago, in 2013, when Frances started 50:50, I was heavily occupied with what turned out to be a seven year training in psychotherapy and research. Over the years, she would passionately invite me to get involved in politics because I think she could see that at some point I would be ready. And so in …

Not Yet Suffragette Comedy Show in Support of 50:50

By Larissa Hirst Not Yet Suffragette is a one woman feminist theatre and comedy show written and performed by the talented Natalie Ann Cutler.  One hundred years on from some women winning the right to vote the continued lack of equality it laughable.  Not Yet Suffragette is funny, feisty and feminine! The story begins during WWI where women kept the country afloat …

50:50’s Speech at #March4Women

By  Isabel Adomakoh Young Hello March4Women! I’m Isabel from 50:50 Parliament, it’s great to be with you. Thanks Care UK for organising such an inspiring march! 50:50 have been called the Modern Day Suffragettes! We want Equal Seats and Equal Say. Women may have the vote but we don’t yet have equal representation. It’s 2018 but in that place men outnumber …