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February 6, 2018
Women's suffrage featured
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Feb

Government announces £2.5 million investment to celebrate centenary of suffrage

Minister for Women and Equalities Amber Rudd has announced details of the government’s £2.5 million investment to celebrate the centenary of suffrage. Rudd opened a £1.5 million Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme for bids of up to £125,000 for projects running throughout the centenary year to encourage communities to celebrate and to help make modern...
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06
Feb

Intimidation and aggression on social media threatening our democracy, says Theresa May on 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

Intimidation and aggression on social media is coarsening public debate, deterring people from participating in politics and threatening our democracy, according to Prime Minister Theresa May on the100th anniversary of women achieving the vote. In a speech to mark the centenary, May celebrated the heroism of the suffrage movement and “the enormous strides we have taken...
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houses of parliament featured
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Feb

Less than half of young women think equal representation in Parliament will be achieved in their lifetime

Less than half of young women think equal representation in Parliament will be achieved in their lifetime, according to the research from the Fawcett Society. On the 100th anniversary of the first women winning the vote, research found that only 37 per cent of people believe they will live to see a gender equal Parliament....
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Vote 100 Banner featured
06
Feb

WeAreTheCity mark 100 years since women achieved the vote in the UK | #Vote100

2018 marks 100 years since women achieved the vote in the UK – and WeAreTheCity will be celebrating and marking the occasion throughout the year. In 1918, the UK government passed the Representation of the People Act which allowed women over the age of 30 who owned property to lawfully vote. This affected around 8.5...
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