Women’s Suffrage

The Representation of the People Act 1918 was a vital step towards the rights women have today, and the centenary of the Act is an incredibly important opportunity for us to reflect on how far we have come, thanks to the extreme bravery and sacrifice of the women who fought – and in some cases died – for equality.

In Scotland, the Scottish Government are committed to equality and have a gender-balanced cabinet, whilst also legislating for gender balance on public sector boards.

Whether it’s chatting about the issues over a cup of tea, or engaging with one of the many exciting events as part of this year’s UK Parliament Week, there are countless opportunities for schools and community groups across Inverclyde to get involved in this key anniversary.

We all know that there is still more to do, and I look forward to working with people across Inverclyde to ensure we create an even more equal society.

 

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