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She’s running! How women can stand and succeed - Festival of Politics

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Join the discussion about how inequalities can be overcome to fix the gender imbalance in politics.

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The representation of women in British politics has improved in recent decades. Elected bodies like the Scottish Parliament have seen big improvements in the numbers of women voted in. But, still fewer than half of representatives in our elected bodies across the UK are women.

Progress is also uneven at different levels of government and local government.

This panel will assess the barriers women face when entering politics and discuss ways to fix this gender imbalance.

Chaired by Andrew Marr, BBC TV presenter, this panel includes:

  • Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP
  • Dr Meryl Kenny, Senior Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh
  • Danielle Rowley MP
  • Talat Yaqoob, Director of Equate Scotland

This event is being held in partnership with the John Smith Centre for Public Service.

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The Festival of Politics is an annual festival hosted by the Scottish Parliament. The Festival of Politics is open to everyone. It aims to provoke, inspire and inform.

Find out more and book tickets to other Festival of Politics events: www.festivalofpolitics.scot

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