Policies that directly affect women's lives on a day-to-day basis are made by and voted on by a collective political representatives that are 72% male. How do we challenge the rhetoric of male monopoly of governmental bodies and project the voices of women? Overcoming these historic structural barriers calls for a comprehensive strategy to support women candidates and one of the most powerful tools in the fight is capital.
Dolly Theis is completing her PhD examining government policy and evidence use at the MRC Epidemiology Unit in the University of Cambridge. Prior to her PhD, Dolly led the childhood obesity and grassroots sport research at the Centre for Social Justice think tank and was a parliamentary researcher in the House of Lords. Dolly co-founded 50:50 Parliament cross-party #AskHerToStand campaign which helps women get selected and elected. She is an ambassador of military veterans charity Forward Assist and ex-offenders employment charity Tempus Novo.
Round table discussion.
DO_50:50 website to find out how to stand for election ARTICLE_Becoming A Candidate by Dolly Theis READ_Guide To How Parliament Works, READ_Guide To How Government Works, WATCH_The 50:50 initiative documenting main party leaders and senior politicians calling women to stand.
Fri, 22 Oct 21 • 18:30 - 02:30 UTC
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