In 2018 we’re celebrating 100 years of women’s voices in Parliament. In 1918 Parliament passed a law which allowed some women, and all men, to vote for the first time: the Representation of the People Act 1918.
What is happening?
A major series of significant exhibitions and events are taking place for the public to engage with the UK Parliament and explore the struggle for women’s votes. These events and activities will take place between February and December 2018.
UK Parliament Week 2018 and Vote 100
During UK Parliament Week 2018 we’re inviting partners to explore the struggle for equal suffrage and empower people across the UK to get involved with the UK Parliament and have their voices heard.
This year our kits for partners will include:
- A Votes for Women sash, and a sash-making activity
- Activities that explore equality and the campaign that led to votes for women
- A short introduction to the UK Parliament, what it is, how it works and how you can get involved
We can’t wait to see how you use them!
How else can I get involved with Vote 100?
You can join the celebrations throughout 2018 in many different ways:
- Visit Parliament – Experience our landmark Voice and Vote exhibition and take part in our Vote 100 Talks and Tours programme when you visit the Houses of Parliament.
- EqualiTeas – Get together with friends and celebrate your hard-won democratic rights over a cup of tea and a slice of cake!
- Your Story, Our History – Watch our new films about the positive impact that parliamentary democracy has had on the lives of British women.
- Beyond the Ballot – Take this online course and explore the campaign for women’s right to vote and its impact on women’s rights.
A wealth of other events and activities celebrating this important year for parliamentary democracy will also be delivered by organisations throughout the UK.
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