Women in Democracy was the focus for Parliament Week 2013. There are more women in the UK Parliament today than ever before, but they are still only one-in-five of all MPs and members of the House of Lords.
Here you can find all the latest news, research and resources from the UK Parliament on women's political rights and representation - yesterday and today.
Learn more about the women working in Parliament today and some of the special parliamentary roles that women currently hold
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
What is being done to encourage men and women to play a more equal part in UK politics and government?
Find out more information about events for women taking place in Parliament and around the UK
New research paper for Parliament Week 2013, including statistics on the increasing number of women in Parliament, brief profiles of selected women MPs and listing key pieces of legislation that have been pioneered by women.
Read the full report of the Speaker’s Conference on Parliamentary Representation