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Violence Against Women and Girls. When will we see change? #ICChange

Violence Against Women and Girls. When will we see change? #ICChange

Thankfully, Parliament took a significant step today and moved us closer to ratifying the Istanbul Convention with SNP MP Dr Eilidh’s Whiteford’s Private Member’s Bill passing its 2nd reading. The Convention is the most comprehensive legal framework that exists to tackle violence against women and girls.  The UK is lagging behind a host of other countries in ratifying the Convention, ...

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The Millicent Fawcett annual wreath-laying ceremony

On 2nd July, in our 150th year, we commemorated Millicent Fawcett at the annual wreath-laying ceremony at St George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey. Elizabeth Crawford delivered the speech below in ...

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The time has come to #FaceHerFuture

Today we come together with women’s organisations and allies to launch our new Face Her Future campaign, which is about the future we want for the women and girls in ...

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Speeding up the pace of change – after 150 years

In 1866 Millicent Fawcett and her fellow petitioners set about persuading an all-male House of Commons to give women the vote.  Her allies included Henry Fawcett, her husband, and the ...

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A Feminist Festive Message

So it’s goodbye 2014, but hello from me: Belinda Phipps, Fawcett ChairIt’s almost the end of 2014 but it’s my first blog as Chair celebrating another great year for Fawcett, ...

A Feminist Festive Message
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Will the Lib Dems provide for women? Key announcements from the conference

There was to be no discussion of ‘red lines’ – policy positions that are non-negotiable in the event of coalition talks – but the Liberal Democrat conference in post-referendum Glasgow ...

Will the Lib Dems provide for women? Key announcements from the conference
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Party Conference Series – Jo Swinson MP

As part of a series of guest-blogs during the party conferences, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Under Secretary for Women and Equalities, Jo Swinson MP, tells us what the Lib Dems will offer women voters in the 2015 ...

Party Conference Series – Jo Swinson MP
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Party Conference Series: Nicky Morgan MP

As part of a series of guest-blogs during the party conferences, Conservative Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women, Nicky Morgan MP, tells us what the Conservatives will offer women voters in ...

Party Conference Series: Nicky Morgan MP
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Will Labour provide for women? Key announcements from the conference

As time draws in on the Labour Party’s 2014 annual conference - their last before what one key Labour figure has called “the most important election in a generation”, what ...

Will Labour provide for women? Key announcements from the conference
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Party Conference Series: Gloria de Piero MP

As part of a series of guest-blogs during the party conferences, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria de Piero MP, tells us what Labour intends to do to tackle ...

Party Conference Series: Gloria de Piero MP
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