I participated as Spokeswoman for FiLiA in the Round Table Discussion for the British Council study: Women, Power & Politics: What’s changed in 100 years?
2018 will mark 100 years since The Representation of the People Act and The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act was passed to reform the electoral system in Great Britain which for the first time extended voting rights to some women of and gave women over the age of 21 the right to stand for election as an MP. Both pieces of legislation marked major advances for women’s political participation and empowerment. The celebration of this historical moment provides a timely opportunity to reflect upon the advances that have been made for women’s political participation, power and leadership in the UK, as well as considering the persiting challenges and contrasting and comparing with the situation in other countries.
Building on upon findings and recommendations of the British Council’s recent report on Gender equality and empowerment of women & girls in the UK: Meeting the Challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals the research will examine the current situation in the four nations of the UK to provide an in-depth report on the current picture of women’s political participation, power and leadership, highlighting the progress that has been made, existing strengths and persisting gaps, challenges and priorities.
Read Full Post In The British Council Website Here