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Has Democracy Failed Women?

Thursday 31 May 13:00 until 17:00
Bramber House Conference Centre

It's been 100 years since some women gained the right to vote in Britain, yet women are still under-represented in British politics, underpaid in the workplace, and more harshly impacted by austerity.

This public event will discuss how and why democracy has failed women and what can be done about it.

13.00-13.15: Introduction

Claire Annesley and Jonathan Moss

13.15-14.00: Has Democracy Failed Women?

Professor Drude Dahlerup, University of Stockholm

14.00-15.00: What is the problem and how can it be addressed?

Professor Mary Evans, London School of Economics

  • Narratives of change, progress and emancipation

Professor Rainbow Murray, Queen Mary, University of London

  • Is the over-representation of men the problem?

15.00-15.15 - Coffee

15.15-16.15: Fixing democracy for the next century

Frida Gustafsson, President of the USSU

Lucy Williams, Activities Officer USSU

Sophie Vincent, President of Politics Society

Yvonne Roberts, Political Writer in Residence and Observer

16.15-17.00 Our Manifesto for Change


All staff and students are welcome.

Please register for the event via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/has-democracy-failed-women-tickets-44841778968

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By: Laura Arnold
Last updated: Friday, 27 April 2018