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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Women, Power, Politics: What has changed in the last 100 years in the UK and beyond?
Given that 2018 is the centenary of some women gaining the vote in the UK, the British Council has commissioned this research to map and understand the key developments in women’s role in politics in the UK and around the world over the last 100...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
John McDonnell: I hope Labour's next leader will be female
John McDonnell said he wanted a woman to become the next leader of the Labour party, a day after senior party figures were accused of failing to take allegations of sexual harassment seriously enough. The shadow chancellor defended Labour’s record...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Female MPs from around world to gather for UK suffrage event
More than 100 female politicians from around the world, from Afghanistan to the Vatican, will sit in the House of Commons for a landmark event to mark the centenary of women first winning the right to vote in the UK. The Women MPs of the World...
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Danielle Rowley
Danielle Rowley is a Member of the United Kingdom's Parliament and former Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.  This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
UK: Parliament harassment plans fall short of staff hopes
Is the Westminster harassment and bullying scandal nearing its endpoint? Is there a plan out there that will bring Parliament out of the stone age as a workplace? A working group is about to report on the proposed new scheme that will govern what...
Monday, July 09, 2018
Joan Burton
Joan Burton is an Irish Labour Party politician who served as Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party from 2014 to 2016, Minister for Social Protection from 2011 to 2016, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2014, Minister of State at the...
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Call for parties to publish gender breakdown of candidates in UK
Political parties should be required to publish details of their election candidates by gender to highlight the "shameful" gap in numbers between men and women, campaigners are arguing. The Centenary Action Group, which wants equal representation in...
Friday, June 22, 2018
Violence against women in politics case study: United Kingdom
Violence against women (VAW) is a scourge on any society. This paper considers the myriad ways in which this behaviour affects the participation and experiences of women in political life in the United Kingdom. It gives a brief overview of VAW in...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
UK: Mass march marks 100 years of women's vote
Women across the UK have marched together to create a living artwork, to mark 100 years since the first British women won the vote. Women in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London donned the colours of the suffragette movement - green, white and...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Britain needs gender equality quotas now, Fawcett Society says
Quotas to get more women into key positions in politics, business and the arts must be introduced to address a massive imbalance of power in Britain, according to equality campaigners. With a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett set to become the...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Fawcett Society Report: The Sex and Power Series
The Sex and Power series was first published by the Equal Opportunities Commission fifteen years ago, then taken over by the Equality and Human Rights Commission for several years, and then for 5 years up to 2015 the ‘Counting Women in Coalition’...
Thursday, April 19, 2018
London: Rank countries on electoral violence against women, Jega advises Commonwealth
 Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says countries should be ranked according to the level of electoral violence recorded, especially against women. Speaking at the Commonwealth Women Forum in...
Friday, March 02, 2018
Nicola Sturgeon shocked by Holyrood survey on sexism and abuse
Nicola Sturgeon has reacted with disappointment to a survey that found that one in five Holyrood staff and one in three women had experienced sexual harassment or sexist behaviour while working in the Scottish parliament. Of those who reported...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Five reforms still needed to ensure women are fairly represented in politics
The Representation of the People Act 1918 was undoubtedly a significant step forward for women’s rights and democracy. It gave the to vote to around 8.5million women previously disenfranchised and abolished almost all property restrictions on men....
Monday, January 08, 2018
Women in politics: Invitation to shadow Welsh Assembly member
Young women are being given the chance to shadow an assembly member for the day in an effort to boost female participation in politics. The February event includes a Senedd tour, a question and answer session and a debate about the role of women....
Monday, January 08, 2018
MPs say plans to tackle Westminster sex assault claims ‘too vague’
Campaigners warn it could be months before proposals are finalised, which could leave party whips with too much power. Proposals to tackle sexual harassment and assault in Westminster have been criticised by campaigners and MPs for being “too vague...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Unsocial Media: Tracking Twitter Abuse against Women MPs
By Azmina Dhrodia, Researcher, Technology and Human Rights  “I’ve had death threats, I’ve had people tweeting that I should be hung if ‘they could find a tree big enough to take the fat bitch’s weight’… I’ve had rape threats…and n*gger, over and...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Unsocial Media: Tracking Twitter Abuse against Women MPs
By Azmina Dhrodia, Researcher, Technology and Human Rights  “I’ve had death threats, I’ve had people tweeting that I should be hung if ‘they could find a tree big enough to take the fat bitch’s weight’… I’ve had rape threats…and n*gger, over and...