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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? 

The 6th February 1918 saw the passing of The Representation of the People Act in which 8.4. million women over 30 were given the vote along with all men over 21. It took a further ten years before all women were able to vote in 1928.

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.

Free entry, all welcome.

Details

Date:
March 5
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Organiser

Lewes Labour branch
Email:
gill@lewslabour.org.uk

Venue

Phoenix Centre
26 Malling Street
Lewes, BN7 2RD United Kingdom
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