compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
By Frances Scott, Founder and Director 50:50 Parliament
50:50 have been called modern day Suffragettes. We are a cross-party,
non-partisan campaign with a clear aspiration: better gender balance
at Westminster. We are putting pressure on Parliament and the political
parties and we are taking action with our #AskHerToStand and
#SignUpToStand programmes to inspire, support and encourage women
along the path to elected office. 50:50 recognise that some women face
multiple hurdles and will need more support to gain fair representation.
There is evidence that women need to be asked three times before they
will consider standing & are half as likely to consider a career in politics
and our #AskHerToStand campaign works. Rosie Duffield is a 50:50
supporter who we inspired to stand and against all the odds she went
on to win her seat in the 2017 election.
50:50 is a partner organisation at the Big Tent Festival on Saturday 31
August at Mudchute Farm. Big Tent has ensured that they have same
number of men and women contributing to the discussions and debates
on the day. Like 50:50 Parliament they have been taking action by
asking women to speak!
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