Start of the suffragette movement - UK Parliament
Moderate women's organisations, such as the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) led by Millicent Fawcett, were instrumental in building up the legal and constitutional support for the enfranchisement of women, but their contributions were often overshadowed by the high profile actions of the suffragettes.
Women’s health outcomes: Is there a gender gap?
placing women’s voices at the centre of their health and care; improving the quality and accessibility of information and education on women’s health; ensuring the health and care system understands and is responsive to women’s health and care needs across the life course; maximising women’s health in the workplace;
Women and the vote - UK Parliament
Women and the vote - UK Parliament UK Parliament Elections and voting Women and the vote Women and the vote Before 1918 no women were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections. In the early 20th century there were two main groups active in the campaign for women's suffrage, a term used to describe the right to vote.
Women get the vote - UK Parliament
UK Parliament About Parliament Women and the vote Overview Women get the vote Women get the vote During 1916-1917, the House of Commons Speaker, James William Lowther, chaired a conference on electoral reform which recommended limited women's suffrage. Influential consideration Only 58% of the adult male population was eligible to vote before 1918.
Women in Politics and Public Life - House of Commons Library
UK Parliament and Government There are currently 225 female MPs in the House of Commons. At 35%, this is an all-time high. The proportion of women grew slowly until a jump in 1997, as shown in the chart below. Since 1918, 559 women have been elected to the House of Commons; 55% were first elected as Labour MPs and 31% as Conservatives.
Early suffragist campaigning - UK Parliament
Women played a part alongside men in general agitation for political reform in the early 19th century. Some working class men could vote During the 19th century, the franchise was extended to include more men both in the Second Reform Act 1867 and the Third Reform Act 1884 . Approximately 58% of the adult male population was able to vote by 1900.
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Require schools to teach feminism as part of the national curriculum 118 signatures, now closed Update gender identity guidance for schools to support students 115 signatures, now closed Require schools offer all sports the school offers to children of any sex 112 signatures Require schools teach students about gender identity by Year 6
Queen’s Speech - Hansard - UK Parliament
Hansard record of the item : 'Queen’s Speech' on Tuesday 18 May 2021.
The Education Act of 1944 - UK Parliament
UK Parliament About Parliament Living and Learning Going to school Overview The Education Act of 1944 The Education Act of 1944 The plans for post-war secondary education in Britain aimed to remove the inequalities which remained in the system.
Women’s Football - Hansard - UK Parliament
At the moment, only women who have played in the top tier of women’s football—the women’s super league—are eligible for PFA support. This needs to change, and the PFA needs to widen its remit to support all professional women players.
Equal Pay Act 1970 - UK Parliament
This is the original Equal Pay Act 1970 held in the Parliamentary Archives. It was passed on 29 May 1970, although it did not come into force until 29 December 1975. It established the principle that men and women should be paid equally for the same work, or work of a broadly similar nature, although many inequalities remained.
Key dates - UK Parliament
The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act is passed on 21 November allowing women to stand for Parliament 1918 Women vote in a general election for the first time on 14 December with 8.5 million women eligible 1928 The Equal Franchise Act is passed giving women equal voting rights with men. All women aged over 21 can now vote in elections.
Second Reform Act 1867 - UK Parliament
The growth and influence of the Chartist Movement from 1838 onwards was an indication that more parliamentary reform was desired. The Chartist Movement had peaked by the 1850s but there was an acceptance among Members of Parliament that there was more work to be done to remove anomalies in the system that the first Reform Act had not addressed.
Women and the UK economy
UK Labour Market. bulletin. This is up from a record high of 72.7% in December 2019-February 2020. The male employment rate was 78.8%. 9.68 million women were working full-time, while 5.84 million were working
The Reform Act 1832 - UK Parliament
UK Parliament Overview The Reform Act 1832 The Reform Act 1832 As the 19th century progressed and the memory of the violent French Revolution faded, there was growing acceptance that some parliamentary reform was necessary. The unequal distribution of seats, the extension of the franchise and 'rotten boroughs' were all issues to be addressed.
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Ethnicity and the criminal justice system: What does recent data say on ...
The UK Government produces the following regular summaries: Race and the Criminal Justice System (last updated November 2019), Ethnicity Facts and Figures (last updated May 2019), and Tackling racial disparity in the criminal justice system (last updated February 2020).
Third Reform Act 1884 - UK Parliament
The evolution of Parliament House of Commons The Reform Acts and representative democracy Overview Third Reform Act 1884 Third Reform Act 1884 Parliament's resistance to ‘one man, one vote' was partly overturned in 1884 with the third Reform Act which: established a uniform franchise throughout the country
Contact information for Caroline Nokes - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament
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