50:50 Parliament is launching a series of online networking events for women as part of the Equal Power campaign. Come and be inspired by amazing female MPs, meet the 50:50 team and learn what happens when you #SignUpToStand. By Sarah Tomlin
By Frances Scott, Founder and Director 50:50 Parliament The fight for political equality is still on – #AskHerToStand #SignUpToStand #5050Parliament
“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.
Femedic kindly invited 50:50 to speak at their first live event, ‘How Does Austerity Affect Women’s Health’ We too often see women’s lives and experiences not prioritised by our policy makers. This is evident in women’s health. 145 women a week in the UK die of gynaecological cancer, yet it receives only 0.4% of research funding. Maternity services report overwhelming …
On the face of it, dividing humankind according to gender is the easiest split of all; it is pretty much 50/50 male/female (50.4/49.6% to be precise according to The World Bank). With the focus on equality and merit, as well as the progress of women (especially here in the west), we might assume that, even allowing for history and the …