Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons

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March 24, 2022

Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons

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Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons

This is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond.

While there is still some way to go to achieve equal representation of women in the House of Commons, and in the wider political and public sphere, in recent decades the focus has broadened to encompass “gender sensitivity” in the House of Commons as a workplace. Steps have been taken to make the House a more welcoming and accommodating place for women. For example, there has been focus on its working hours and practices, and support for MPs who are parents. The planned restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster is an opportunity to design in greater accessibility and inclusion, for women and other underrepresented groups.

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UK House of Commons
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2022