WVoN live blogging on Compulsory Quotas for Women
A debate organised by the UK European Parliament Information Office and the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations
WVoN’s Anna Reitman and Rachel Salmon were live blogging on Friday October 19th
Read Anna’s lead-up article to the event here.
See our closing comments on #EUquotas debate http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/2012/10/wvon-live-blogging-on-compulsory-quotas-for-women/
CORRECTION: majority support quotas, as at beginning RT @newsaboutwomen #EUquotas - the majority of the audience still oppose quotas, as they did at the start of the debate
#EUquotas ready to close now. Thanks for joining @annareitman and Rachel Salmon (@salmon136) from @newsaboutwomen. Strong feelings from panellists and the audience on both sides of the debate with each side presenting reputable figures and studies.
By the end of the debate, did anyone change their thinking? Did Helena Morrissey of the 30% Club announce a change of heart? (No,but what a scoop that would have been).
Based on an audience poll attitudes remained the same. But what is obvious is that women need to get involved in the debate as the issue makes its way through the European legislative process.
Memorable moment: Financial Times moderator Andrew Hill said: “It is the first time I have heard the “c” word at a conference.”
@andrewtghill has closed the debate and thanked everyone for attending. Thank you for following this debate with us. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. #EUquotas
#EUquotas – the majority of the audience still oppose quotas, as they did at the start of the debate