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Monday, January 18, 2016
The Guardian: Why the new women and work all-party parliamentary group matters
This article was originally published by The Guardian here. It is written by UK MPs Flick Drummond and Jesse Phillips.   As part of our job as MPs we regularly hold meetings with chief executives, charity and business leaders and campaign groups,...
Monday, January 18, 2016
GAPS report: Assessing UK Government Action on Women, Peace and Security in 2015
GAPS (Gender Action for Peace and Security) published a shadow report following as a response to the UK government’s annual Report to Parliament published in December 2015 and which lays out the progress of the country’s National Action Plan on...
Monday, January 18, 2016
2015 Report to UK Parliament on the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2014-17
The UK’s third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security was launched by the then Secretaries of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Defense and the Secretary of State for International Development in June 2014. This was followed...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, becomes the First Minister of Northern Ireland
Ms. Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, becomes the First Minister of Northern Ireland. This new appointment followed the decision by her predecessor, Mr. Peter Robinson, to step down as First Minister on November 2015. Ms....
Friday, January 08, 2016
Female British Politicians Discuss Gender Quotas
British UKIP Politician and Member of the European Parliament, Ms. Louise Bours (see image), made recently a statement against gender quotas benefiting the participation of women in politics. Her statement followed the commentaries of Ms. Harriet...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Confronting Gender Inequality. Findings from the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power
The London School of Economics have launched a new study concluding that gender quotas to place women in positions of power are needed in order to guarantee gender equality. This quotas would include both private and public sectors and the study...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
New LSE Study Recommends Gender Quotas to Fight Gender Inequality
The London School of Economics have launched a new study concluding that gender quotas to place women in positions of power are needed in order to guarantee gender equality. This quotas would include both private and public sectors and the study...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
UN Women's HeForShe Initiative on European Tour
UN Women’s initiative ‘HeForShe’, initiated on September 2014, is currently on tour all over Europe, and today’s stop is the London School of Economics. Everyone can follow the live event here. HeForShe is UN Women’s initiative to engage men and...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
UK party leadership election: Labour contender Jeremy Corbyn commits to gender parity with a 50:50 shadow cabinet
“We will never be a successful society in which all are able to achieve their potential until we have equality for women”. This is the opening sentence of Mr. Corbyn women’s manifesto entitled ‘Working with women’, published on 28 July 2015 as part...
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Saturday, March 28, 2015
End of an era: 10 Labour women who changed the face of Westminster
When the 2010 parliament comes to an end on 30 March, 10 of the Labour party’s most high-achieving female MPs and former ministers will be standing down. Some of them began their parliamentary careers in 1987, and together they have clocked up 200...
Baroness Sandip Verma
Monday, March 23, 2015
Baroness Sandip Verma
 UN) What are the common issues concerning women in the UK and what actions has your government taken to overcome these? (BV) It has to be recognised that for far too long the disparity in pay opportunities and access to a range of jobs and services...
Harriet Harman,  Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Harriet Harman is right: women hold the balance of power – if they vote
  Nearly all progress for women has come from Labour, yet the election may depend on the deputy leader’s efforts to get them to the ballot box. Those who don’t vote don’t get. The young vote least and they get least, so the old voters are showered...
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Sunday, January 04, 2015
Gender equality: time for quotas in Scottish politics?
We have a woman who is First Minister if that’s not an example of us reaching gender equality, what is? It’s a statement the Women 5050 campaign, seeking a 50/50 representation of women in Scotland’s public life, hears at least daily. It is indeed...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Miss Independent, Scotland
By Bérengère Sim Remember that moment in the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign when Yes pulled ahead of No in an opinion poll? 51% and 49% respectively? You know, when international media finally woke up and turned its undivided (and rather...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Miss Independent, Scotland
By Bérengère Sim Remember that moment in the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign when Yes pulled ahead of No in an opinion poll? 51% and 49% respectively? You know, when international media finally woke up and turned its undivided (and rather...
Girls Matter
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Girl guides venture into the political jungle: Movement calls for school lessons in 'body confidence' and equal numbers of men and women in Parliament in first manifesto
The Girl Guides once taught young women to cope away from civilisation with camping trips and nature skills. Now, they are more concerned with helping them face the challenges of modern life. The youth group yesterday took its first step into...
Monday, July 21, 2014
We must protect the victims of FGM, says Theresa May
Theresa May has said it was "crucial" that the Government "do more" to end female genital mutilation as she announced a raft of changes to tackle the practice in Britain. The Home Secretary told the Girl Summit 2014 in London she had decided to...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The women of Westminster have had enough
Are the women of Whitehall and Westminster so hacked off with our degraded way of doing politics that they are finally going to force some revolutionary changes? I’ve never known so many senior women so dismayed by the one-upmanship games of male...

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