Our first post of 2019 is a guest post by Oonagh Gay, UK Vote 100 volunteer Inspirational women of Wales A couple of years ago a task force called Monumental Welsh Women came together, and in May 2018 assisted the Welsh Women’s Equality Network to draw up a list of 100 historical Welsh women who epitomised and illustrated the achievements, talents and successes of Welsh women over the years. They announced a campaign to establish a new statue of an inspirational Welsh woman, sponsored by the Welsh Government. The campaign highlighted the lack of available images in Wales of women … Continue reading Women and Wales: Achieving Political Power
Guest post by Helen Langley One of the many highlights of the ‘Voice and Vote’ exhibition was the recreation of the Ladies Gallery (also known as “The Cage”) and the view down into the House of Commons chamber. After the … Continue reading Honor Balfour, Westminster and a Woman’s voice
Guest post by the Hansard Writing Team On 9 March 1954, four MPs put aside party political differences to present an 80,000-signature petition to Parliament demanding equal pay. Ulster Unionist Patricia Ford, Conservative Irene Ward and Labour MPs Edith Summerskill … Continue reading Women Demand Equal Pay!