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The road to parliament

REBECCA MONTACUTE: Women are still under-represented in politics and public life but the Fabian Women’s Network mentoring programme is changing that.

Firmer handshakes

NONA BUCKLEY-IRVINE: The Fabian Women’s Network mentoring programme is a true example of pragmatic, radical feminism.

Book review: A sense of solidarity

Harriet Harman’s autobiography gives an insight into a sisterhood that has supported many and changed Britain for the better, writes Alison McGovern
Ask any woman who has been senior in the Labour party in recent times – and many who were...

1997, women and Labour - 20 years on

The 418 Labour MPs elected in 1997 kicked out a Tory government. The 101 of us who were women also transformed our politics. Until that election, parliament had been a largely male preserve and that distorted public policy. We had...

The challenges that still exist

Despite first being observed in the early 1900s, International Women’s Day is still in full force today. This year’s theme – #BeBoldForChange – calls on all of us to make a world that works better and is gender inclusive. But...

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