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.
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 …
Around two hundred 50:50 Parliament Campaign supporters held a rally outside Parliament on 1 December to remember Nancy Astor, the first woman to take her seat as an MP, 96 years ago. A lively debate then took place inside the House of Commons, with a cross-party panel discussing solutions to get more women into Parliament.
To mark the anniversary of Nancy Astor MP taking a seat in the House of Commons – the first woman to do so – 50:50 Parliament rallied on the railings and convened a cross-party discussion on how to get better gender balance in the British Parliament. Storify by Hanna Nomm.
To mark the anniversary of Nancy Astor MP taking a seat in the House of Commons – the first woman to do so – 50:50 Parliament rallied on the railings and convened a cross-party discussion on how to get better gender balance in the British Parliament.