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Smashing Glass Ceilings Together in 2018 - How to Get Women into Politics

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The Canvas: Cafe & Creative Venue

42 Hanbury Street

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E1 5JL

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There are 1 million more women, than men, in the UK but it has taken 100 years to get 32% of women into the UK Government. Surely this is not a fair representation of the UK nation. And how much longer will it take to get a fair representation of our nation and its rich cultural diversity into our UK Government?

With a fairer representation, some of the issues that need urgent attenion such as domestic violence and honour killings would be tackled with more vigour and pressure.

Join Lesley Abdela, British expert on women's rights and representation, Frances Scott from 50:50 Parliament, Polly MacKenzie from Demos, Azzees Minott from youth agency 2-3 Degrees, and Mary Fenwick, International Business Coach and Jounalist, for a lively debate on how to get more women into UK politics. What are the barriers and how do we change the current inequalities in our democractic system.

About the Speakers:

Lesley Abdela is Senior Partner in Shevolution Consultancy. She works internationally as a Consultant on Women’s political empowerment, women’s rights and women in peace-building. She has worked in over 50 countries in the Balkans, Middle East and North Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South East Asia. She has designed and led hundreds of training workshops for women’s empowerment and training women political candidates.

She is also a journalist and broadcaster. Lesley’s articles on women in politics/women’s rights have been published in: The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Economist, the Royal Institute of Foreign Affairs (Chatham House) journal ‘The World Today’ The Washington Post, and www.opendemocracy.net.

Join The Canvas and Absolute Alchemy to explore How To Get More Women Into Politics. This is the start of a new series of events called Wednsday Wise Owls at The Canvas, where important topics are explored through debate and communication.

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