Deeds and Words – 100 years on and we have some way to go! Join us for a celebration of women’s voices marking the centenary of suffrage

Deeds and Words – 100 years on and we have some way to go! Join us for a celebration of women’s voices marking the centenary of suffrage

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Women

2018 is a significant year of anniversaries for women in work and public life. In February we marked the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which gave a limited number of women the vote, followed by the passing of the Parliament Act on 21 November 1918 which allowed women to stand for election. Men still outnumber women in parliament by more than 2:1 and at the current rate of progress it will take 50 years to achieve parity in the Palace of Westminster. Clearly, we still have some way to go.