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UK Feminista’s feminist lobby of parliament

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Holly Peacock
WVoN co-editor

Feminist activist organisation, UK Feminsta, has invited all supporters of women’s rights to a lobby of parliament on October 24.

UK Feminsta has joined forces with a number of supporting organisations, such as women’s charity Eaves, to create the event which brings the public face to face with their local MP’s to discuss how politics can rectify issues affecting women.

Some of the topics of discussion include combating violence against women and girls, inequality in the economy and the workplace, strengthening democracy and women’s rights.

To join in on the day the organisation asks members of the public to register their attendance via the UK Feminista website. By registering with your address, an email will be sent on your behalf to your local MP inviting them to attend the feminist lobby.

On the day there will be a pre-lobby event from 14:00-16:00 at the Abbey Centre which will include training, talks and stalls to prepare and unite campaigners.

Dr Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, will be joining the lobby and reuniting with the Olympic Suffragettes to “lobby for an end to the backsliding on women’s rights.”

Speaking to UK Feminista, Pankhurst declared:

“Lobbying parliament today is as urgent and vital as it has ever been. Politicians and other leaders can and must do more to tackle the serious injustices against women that persist – and the human rights violations that they contribute to – and that continue to thwart our potential as a society.

“Women and men coming together on one day in a mass lobby of parliament is a perfect way to remind our leaders that we expect more from them – they can and must do more!”

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