San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event explores the position of women in Parliament and their responsibilities towards their voting communities. It looks at how women have changed British democracy, increased equality and diversity, and improved community representations to create a fairer and more suitable governing system for the 21st century.
What will be the event about?
A historical overview includes the acceptance of women in Parliament, their rights to vote and their present and future roles (such as the “Vote 100” project in 2018). The event compares the historical efforts of women and their achievements to the present efforts of modern women in Parliament, from both Houses, to bring timely and satisfactory changes in representation. The event also explores the influence of women on governmental practices and policies.
Our aim is to introduce historic evidence related to the fight for the right to vote and the right to equal treatment in work and by the law. We look at women's representation in political life, the balance in voting in Parliament on issues which concern women’s independence and well-being and family issues, as well as the continuing struggle for access to equal pay and benefits.
Parliament Week is an Annual event, which promotes Democracy in the UK and reflects on work of Parliament as a representative body of the people. Pro Art & CO is an official partner and we are proud to be an active participant in Parliament Week events for last few years. The audience will be encouraged to be proactive, and discuss the raised issues with the panel, which we hope will help people to understand how to achieve their goals as active citizens.
Baroness Shreela Flather - House of Lords, Chair
Dr Mari Takayanagi - Senior Archivist, House of Parliament
Professor Emma Crewe - Univeristy SOAS, Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Merlene Toh Emerson - MBE,LLB (Lond)LLM (Cantab), researcher for Baroness Susan Kramer HOL
Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State in the Department forInternational Trade, HOC
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Pro Art & Co
Pro Art & Co is a non-profit organisation which has dedicated most of its activities towards the advancement of education, especially focusing on multidisciplinary informal learning and the promotion of different cultures, arts and peoples from around the world, particularly those who live in Britain. Pro Art is aware of importance of Environment, Science and Technology in contemporary life and we work on bringing awareness about these issues to the general public, in addition to cultural events,art exhibitions, courses, workshops and seminars for all ages. Pro Art work also includes much wider public engagement in topical issues which help to explain and discuss themes of public and personal interest. Active citizenship is an importnant part in life of adults and help people and governemnt to communicate better and understand what is holding people and country to develop faster and become more sustainable.