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Week 3 #FFF

Only 4% of MPs are women of colour No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens. Michelle Obama, lawyer, speaking at the Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2014 The BBC called the 2017 election… Continue reading

Week 2 #FFF

Only 32% of MPs are women A child born today will be drawing her pension before she is equally represented in the Westminster parliament – or has an equal chance of being elected to it. Nan Sloane writing in the The Guardian We need more women in politics – here’s how to do it on 29 August 2014 In 2018 we celebrated 100 years of the vote for… Continue reading

Week 1 #FFF

Only 24% of the world’s parliamentarians are women Women are still treated as secondary issues. It is still far too easy and accepted for leaders to ignore uncomfortable truths. Women, we know, are the first to be affected by war, and the last to be taken into account when it ends Angelina Jolie speaking at Women… Continue reading

Some inspiration from Sophie Walker

“In her soft Scottish accent she recalls the battles she’s fought during her leadership to debate (and here she performs camp air quotes) “women’s issues”: before she can discuss a problem, she must first prove it exists.” “Whether equal pay, violence against women, sexual harassment … I’ve had to grit my teeth through tedious talk… Continue reading