International Women's Day 2013

08 March 2013

There are a large range of events taking place over International Women's Day in Parliament, ranging from debates to lectures and inquiries.

House of Lords debate on International Women's Day

On Thursday 7th March, the House of Lords debated international Women's Day.

House of Commons International Development Select Committee

Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Bruce MP, Chair of the House of Commons International Development Committee (IDC) welcomed the Government’s pledge of £35 million of dedicated aid for tackling female genital mutilation (FGM).

The Committee will hold an evidence session on Tuesday 12 March for the inquiry Violence aganist women and girls (VAWG) taking evidence from key stakeholders, including Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former Prime Minister of Norway, a renowned figure in the field of health and international development, and a member of the Elders network of global leaders.

Living Heritage: women and the vote

Before 1918 only men were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections. In the early 20th century groups campaigned for women's suffrage, a term used to describe the right to vote.

 

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