In 2018 we’re celebrating 100 years of women’s voices in Parliament with the Vote 100 programme. 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.
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 also have a Vote 100 video, online and downloadable resources that you can use during your event or activity:
What is happening?
Between February and December 2018, a major series of exhibitions and events are taking place in the UK Parliament to explore the struggle for women’s votes.
Book tickets for our landmark Voice and Vote exhibition and immerse yourself in the story of women in Parliament; from the Ventilator to the Chamber, and how you can make change happen today. The exhibition is free and will run until October 2018.
You can also take part in our Vote 100 Talks and Tours programme when you visit the Houses of Parliament.
How else can I get involved with Vote 100?
You can join the celebrations throughout 2018 in many different ways:
- Your Story, Our History – Watch our new films about the positive impact that parliamentary democracy has had on the lives of British women. Tobi, Sarian, and Therese & Courtenay talk about the laws which have empower them and advanced women’s rights.
- EqualiTeas – over 100,000 of you got together to share, debate, and celebrate our hard-won democratic rights over a cup of tea and a slice of cake! Take a look back at your events here, and remember to let us know how you think it went.
Find out more about the Vote 100 programme.
How do I keep up to date?
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