Your Story, Our History 2018

As part of Vote 100, women share their personal stories of how laws passed by Parliament have changed their lives for the better. We have created #YourStoryOurHistory, three short films focusing on laws that have contributed to women’s rights and continued to empower them.

Tobi’s story

Tobi’s story explores the Representation of the People Act 1918. Tobi shares her first voting experience and explores the impact of women’s franchise on women from all walks of life.

Sarian’s story

Sarian’s story looks at the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. Born in Sierra Leone, she talks about how the Act protects her and her children from FGM since moving to the UK.

Courtenay & Therese

Their story looks at the impact on women of the act that created the National Health Service, and the 1967 Abortion Act.

The Your Story, Our History series

These Your Story, Our History films are part of a series which explore how Parliament has impacted on people’s lives. You can also view our series on race relations and the LGBTQ+ community.

'Voice and Vote: Women's Place in Parliament' Exhibition

Between 27 June and 6 October 2018, visit this interactive exhibition where some lost historic spaces will be recreated.