Parliament and Women

The Parliament and Women pages provide quick links to Parliament's resources on women's political rights and representation - yesterday and today.

Events and Outreach

Women in Parliament is an ongoing programme offered by Parliament's Outreach Service with events taking place around the UK.

Women in Parliament Today

Learn more about the women working at Parliament and some of the special roles that they hold.

The Vote and Beyond: a History

Find out more about the history of the campaign for women’s votes and women's representation in the House of Commons and House of Lords

Towards Equality

What is being done to encourage men and women to play a more equal part in UK politics and government?

Women: latest research

Women: business in Parliament

  • ..3 Jun 2015 - Motion for a Women and Equalities Select Committee to be established in the Commons in this Parliament agreed to...
  • ..11 June 2015 - Empowering women in the developing world - read the Lords debate...
  • ..1 July 2015 - Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap - read the Opposition debate in the Commons...
  • ..2 July 2015 - Oral Questions to the Minister for Women and Equalities - read the exchanges in the Commons...

 Parliament has now adjourned for the Summer and is not expected to meet again until 7 September 2015.