Progressive Women committee member, Binita Mehta, analyses the 2013 British elections. Reflecting on last week’s local elections, I was pleased to see that many women stood and were elected into office, with a female MP replacing an outgoing male in the South Shields by-election. Emma Lewell-Buck, the newest Member of Parliament, said in her victory [...]
For all those who care about drive, determination and representation, the passing of Margaret Thatcher should be a moment of great personal significance, writes Progressive Women committee member, Binita Mehta.
Only a month old when Britain’s first female Prime Minister left Number 10 Downing Street for the last time, I have nevertheless [...]
We’re delighted to launch ticket sales for our May leadership conference, Making it Happen, with a keynote speech from Dame Tessa Jowell MP.
This one-day event addresses the deficit of women in leadership positions in the UK. It is designed to equip female attendees with the skills necessary to achieve their leadership potential – in [...]
Clare Laxton is a pro-choice campaigner and works in the charity sector.
Generally not a week goes by without one article or another speculating on what is or isn’t within the realm of feminist (including this one actually). A couple of weeks ago the hot topic was whether Beyoncé was forfeiting her feminism by [...]
Emma Ward works for an addiction charity and is co-director of Progressive Women.
This week I attended ‘Lifting the Lid’, an event hosted by the Women’s Fabian Network to discuss the sexualisation of women and girls in British society and culture. The keynote speaker was Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Public Health Minister.
My ears [...]
On the day of the second inauguration of Barack Obama, Binita Mehta, Progressive Women Committee Member, discusses her experience working on the Obama for America campaign, and why more of us should get involved.
Today is the public inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America. In November 2012, Barack Obama was [...]
Mary Hough Co-founder of Progressive Women writes of the last two and half years working for President Obama.
Back in 2009, Caroline, Brooke, and I set up Progressive Women, inspired in part by my experiences in the U.S. as a volunteer for the 2008 Obama campaign. Four years later, I’ve just finished working in the [...]
Our guest blog is from Women for Women International, an organisation which supports women in war-torn regions with financial and emotional aid, job-skills training, rights education and small business assistance so they can rebuild their lives.
One year after newly re-elected President Obama announced the official end of the war in Iraq, the country is [...]
Binita Mehta is a volunteer for Progressive Women and attended last week’s Conservative conference. She tweets at @BinitaMehta90
The lively, extensive, star-studded panel of the Politeia fringe at Conservative party conference drew in a large audience of men as well as women. Considering questions including ‘Should the UK continue to block EU plans for [...]
Lucy James is a Progressive Women steering committee member and attended this week’s Labour Party conference
The ability to reach out to female voters is often seen as a key strength for the Labour Party.
And this will be the case now, perhaps more than ever, as the coalition is faced with disproportionately high unemployment [...]