Since 1918, 490 women have been elected to parliament. In 2018, there are 209 women MPs. For every woman currently in the House of Commons, there are twice as many men. A visual essay by 50:50 Parliament illustrates the history of gender representation in the House of Commons, with detailed demographics and policy implications.
Liberty have launched a February 2018 campaign to end indefinite immigration detention, post-Brexit.
‘Whether you voted leave or remain, you definitely didn’t vote to leave your fundamental rights at the EU exit door’. This is from the September 2017 Liberty campaign to amend the Repeal Bill, and add a binding commitment on the Government to protect people’s human rights.
The Runnymede Trust and partners have launched a May 2017 Manifesto for Race Equality in Britain to ensure BME voices are heard.
The UK’s Information Commissioner has announced a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. This includes campaign practice throughout the EU referendum, and potentially the General Election.
The Fawcett Society have called for all political parties to advance equality between women and men in their 2017 Manifesto for Women.
In July 2016, Fawcett Society launched the #Faceherfuture campaign which focuses on several key areas of risk for women; such as women’s representation, women’s rights, the economy and women’s safety.
Many organisations condemned the rise in racist incidents that was reported following the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
This January 2016 report from British Future reveals that the male-dominated Leave and Remain campaigns are failing to engage female voters.
CharterClick! is a two-year project funded by the European Union. The Equality and Diversity Forum is an associate partner of the project.