Category Archives: Women

A sight that made me very happy indeed

Lib Dem Minister Jo Swinson at the Despatch Box taking questions on Women and Equalities today. Good to see that the Government has taken steps to ensure that refuges won’t lose funding and that there will be powers to split … Continue reading

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How dare the Taliban shoot a 14 year old girl who just wants to go to school! #dayofthegirl

I look at the two 13 year old girls in my lounge just now. They’ve had a great day at school, learning about all sorts of things. One of them had a profound exchange with her science teacher about gender … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Equality, Sophie Bridger, Women | 1 Comment

Lynne Featherstone e-mails members on how Liberal Democrats are delivering for women

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. An event often not truly celebrated by our party because nobody has thought to do anything about it. Until now. I was jumping around my kitchen in delight at receiving an e-mail from our Equalities … Continue reading

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What would David Cameron have answered on women if it hadn’t been for the Liberal Democrats?

When Labour MP for Ashfield and former GMTV political correspondent Gloria de Piero asked David Cameron  at PMQs last week why women were “significantly more negative about the Government than men”, the PM gave this reply. When you are making … Continue reading

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>Egypt: what will the uprising mean for women?

>One of the first things I think about when I see scenes like those in Egypt and Tunisia at the moment is what the events are going to mean for women in the area. After all, what use is a … Continue reading

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