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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...
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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...
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...
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...
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Margaret Thatcher paved the way for us female Tory MPs
Margaret Thatcher didn’t smash the political glass ceiling. She refused to acknowledge its existence and my female Conservative colleagues and I are the beneficiaries of her fearless approach, writes Amber Rudd.   (We invite our users to read the...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female PM, dead at 87
London (CNN) -- Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister, has died at the age of 87. She suffered a stroke Monday, her spokeswoman...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Mary Robinson Doesn't Need to Be Popular, Ireland
Interview with Ireland's first female President. In your memoir, “Everybody Matters,” you write that you were the third child amid four boys. Do you think having so many brothers affected your political path? I do joke that this is the start of my...
Monday, March 18, 2013
More women in politics - how? , Scotland
Could the debate on Scotland's future be an opportunity to push for a more equal society? That was the question posed at a conference in Edinburgh this week - which asked if our European counterparts have the right idea when it comes to getting...