This event explores the position of women in Parliament and their responsibilities towards their voting communities. It looks at how women have changed British democracy, increased equality and diversity, and improved community representations to create a fairer and more suitable governing system for the 21st century.
Our aim is to introduce historic evidence related to the fight for the right to vote and the right to equal treatment in work and by the law. We look at women’s representation in political life, the balance in voting in Parliament on issues which concern women’s independence and well-being and family issues, as well as the continuing struggle for access to equal pay and benefits.
The audience will be encouraged to be proactive, and discuss the raised issues with the panel, which we hope will help people to understand how to achieve their goals as active citizens.
- Baroness Shreela Flather – House of Lords, Chair
- Mary Takayanagi – Senior Archivist, House of Parliament
- Professor Emma Crewe – Univeristy SOAS, Depratment of Anthropology and Sociology
- Merlene Toh Emerson – MBE,LLB (Lond) LLM (Cantab), a researcher for Baroness Susan Kramer
- Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State in the Department for International Trade