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#Emilymatters – Suffragette returns to Parliament

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#Emilymatters – Suffragette returns to Parliament

  Over one hundred years ago the suffragettes took their Votes for Women campaign to Parliament and 2014 has seen them return, in style.   On Thursday 13th February 2014, To Freedom’s Cause returned Emily Wilding Davison to the House of Commons for the first time in over a hundred years, as part of a special event […]

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‪#‎Emilymatters‬ – What’s it all about?

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‪#‎Emilymatters‬ – What’s it all about?

#Emilymatters first appeared on social media at the beginning of 2014. If you’re wondering what it’s all about, here’s a summary: Firstly, ‪#Emilymatters supports gender equality & Emily Thornberry MP‘s important campaign for a statue of suffragette Emily Davison to be erected in the Houses of Parliament. Because Emily Davison campaigned for a more equal society, […]

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#Emilymatters – Get involved!

#Emilymatters – Get involved!

  There’s no time like the present, so add your name to the Emily Davison Statue in Parliament petition and:   Emily Thornberry MP‘s important campaign for a statue of Emily Davison to be erected in Parliament is gaining momentum and you can play a part in making it happen.   Why should I get […]

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#Emilymatters – Get involved this International Women’s Day

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#Emilymatters – Get involved this International Women’s Day

  The 8th March is International Women’s Day, #IWD2014. What better time to celebrate the achievements made as well as to inspire new activism to push for greater equality? Events all over the world will be taking place. As the Emily Davison Statue in Parliament campaign embarks on an exciting new stage, we’d love you to […]

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#Emilymatters – To Freedom’s Cause & the Suffragette Legacy

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#Emilymatters – To Freedom’s Cause & the Suffragette Legacy

After days glued to a screen going through the #Emilymatters event footage (it’s an absolute treasure trove!), I came across an article that promotes an attitude that has bubbled up a number of times over the past few months. Why do Emily Davison and the suffragette movement still attract knee jerk criticism from a number of conservative […]

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#Emilymatters – Historic Event in Parliament – Heartfelt Thanks

#Emilymatters – Historic Event in Parliament – Heartfelt Thanks

A special Parliamentary performance and debate around the life of Emily Wilding Davison and the impact of her legacy on feminism today. . Thanks to our fantastic supporters! .  . On Thursday 13th February 2014, an historic event took place in the Houses of Parliament when ‘To Freedom’s Cause‘, my play about Emily Davison was performed to a packed audience […]

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#Emilymatters – Parliament event – Reflections on a Piece of History in the Making

#Emilymatters – Parliament event – Reflections on a Piece of History in the Making

  A special Parliamentary performance and debate around the life of Emily Wilding Davison and the impact of her legacy on feminism today. On Thursday 13th February 2014, an historic event took place in the House of Commons when ‘To Freedom’s Cause‘, my play about suffragette Emily Davison was performed to a packed audience as part of a […]

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#Emilymatters – Helen & Laura Pankhurst guest blog

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#Emilymatters – Helen & Laura Pankhurst guest blog

The following guest post is by Dr Helen Pankhurst and her daughter Laura who will be joining us for the Emily Davison Statue in Parliament Campaign event this evening in the Houses of Parliament. We’re delighted that Helen will be a member of our #Emilymatters panel. You can tweet the panel your questions anytime today, […]

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#Emilymatters – Petition – Emily Davison Statue in Parliament Campaign

#Emilymatters – Petition – Emily Davison Statue in Parliament Campaign

In a recent article Cathy Newman likened the Conservative Party’s frontbenches to “a sea of blokes in dark suits“. However, the Houses of Parliament as a whole continues to have a woeful record with regards to women’s representation. The most recent IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union) statistics list the UK in 59th  place in the world, with women […]

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#Emilymatters – No Vote, No Voice

#Emilymatters – No Vote, No Voice

Votes for Women! On 6th February 1918, a select group of women won the right to vote. However, it took ten more years before all women had the same voting rights as men.     Yet today, so many don’t bother to use their hard won democratic right to vote. At the last election 61% of […]

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