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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Nicola Sturgeon: Women politicians have it harder than men
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has spoken out about the sexist attitudes she still battles as a senior woman politician. In a wide-ranging interview with The Gentlewoman magazine, the SNP leader brought up a number of incidents that what...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
From Cavewoman to Cyborg: An International Women’s Day Debate
The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) is hosting a debate on International Women’s Day “From Cavewoman to Cyborg: How does Technology affect Women and Equality?.”  As our society becomes immersed by information networks and technological advances, the...
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Mistreatment of women MPs revealed in the UK
An overwhelming majority of women MPs have received online and verbal abuse from the public and a third have considered quitting as a result, a BBC Radio 5 live survey suggests. Some reported death threats, with more than half of those questioned...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Women MPs are the key to progress, says Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
By Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP The report published yesterday by the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee on increasing the number of women at Westminster is an important contribution to the debate on how parliament and political parties...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
All-Women Shortlists: Myths and Realities
Gender quotas have emerged globally as a key solution for improving women's political representation. Yet in Britain—where they take the form of all-women shortlists (AWS)—they remain contentious, both within and outside political parties. In this...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Gender quotas do not pose a threat to “merit” at any stage of the political process
The UK Labour Party has long utilised All-Women candidate shortlists in an aim to ensure that female representation in the House of Commons increases. This has always been controversial, however it has been responsible for a noted increase in the...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Women MPs are the key to progress, says Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
By Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP The report published yesterday by the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee on increasing the number of women at Westminster is an important contribution to the debate on how parliament and political parties...
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Increase women MPs or face fines, parties told in the UK
Political parties must face fines if they do not ensure at least 45% of general election candidates are female, MPs have recommended. The Women and Equalities Committee said the fact that 30% of current MPs were women represented a "serious...
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Friday, December 02, 2016
#AskHerToStand – Become an MP!
50:50 Parliament launched #AskHerToStand, a campaign to address the overwhelming gender imbalance in Parliament by encouraging everyone to ask talented and inspirational women to stand as Parliamentary candidates. 50:50 Parliament is working with ...
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Friday, December 02, 2016
Gender parity among MPs at risk of stalling, say women's groups
By Alexandra Topping Women and equalities minister Justine Greening says there is a danger that female representation will flatline at current 30%. Progress on the representation of women in Westminster is in danger of stalling, according to a group...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Launch of #AskHerToStand Campaign
Join 50:50 Parliament for their annual event in Parliament to mark the anniversary of Nancy Astor, the first woman MP to take her seat in the Commons in 1919. This year 50:50 Parliament is launching #AskHerToStand; a campaign to address the gender...
Friday, November 25, 2016
Sylvia Walby
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Party leader sets goal for 50% of Labour MPs to be women by 2020
Party leader tells committee he backs all-female shortlists and is determined to have 50/50 representation by next election. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has called for all-female shortlists to achieve equal representation in parliament and...
Monday, October 10, 2016
MP Jo Cox honored with program to prepare hundreds of women for political life
The British Labour Party has launched a mentoring program for women to honor the memory of murdered MP Jo Cox. Its goal is to help more than 600 women to enter politics over the next 5 years. Cox died in June, after she was shot and stabbed in a...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Women’s Equality Party takes its place in British politics
Eighteen months ago, the Women’s Equality Party didn’t exist. Now it’s one of the fastest-growing forces in British politics. Phil W. Bayles of Cafe Babel talked to the party's leader Sophie Walker about her mayoral campaign in London, her reactions...
Friday, August 05, 2016
The Guardian view on sex abuse: lessons from home and abroad
The Guardian has published an editorial on sex abuse that we transcribed due to its interest and relevance. Click here to access the original article. Calling out everyday sexism is a necessary part of an all-too-slow shift in the macho culture of...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Felicity Blackburn
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Monday, July 25, 2016
Report says Commons should have gender neutral toilets and allow MPs to breastfeed
The Guardian relays that according to a report commissioned by the Speaker, the House of Commons should install gender neutral toilets, allow MPs to breastfeed in the chamber, and introduce quotas to ensure that at least 40% of political journalists...

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