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OPEN MEETING: 100 YEARS ON – WHAT HAVE WOMEN ACHIEVED..?
March 5 , 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
…and what is there still to do?
Between 1918 and 2015 a total of 450 women have been elected as Members of the House of Commons, which is fewer than the men (459) in the 2015 Parliament.
In a celebration of International Women’s Day our speakers Hilary Wainwright, author of the new book A New Politics from the Left, will be speaking on the achievements of women in the last 100 years with particular reference to feminism in the later half of the 20th century whilst Jess Garland, Director of Policy and Research at the Electoral Reform Society, will discuss how much change has been achieved politically. The theme this year is Press for Change – The Gender Divide and both speakers will be giving their views on the future and what there is still left to do.