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Next year will be the 20th Anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action.

Almost 20 years ago the United Nations brought together, 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists travelled to Beijing to empower women and fight for gender equality.

After two weeks, a platform for action and a framework of change and commitments was produced detailing 12 main areas of concern including, violence against women, and women and the economy.

Since then Governments around the globe have been using this platform to help improve the lives of women and girls in their country. However, there are still major issues to be addressed as a third of women are still subjected to sexual or physical violence in their lifetime, and in the UK female company directors on average earn £21,084 less than male directors.

This year, on the 23rd October a survey was created by the government Equalities Office to hear your views on:

  •  what progress has been made to improve the lives of women and girls in the UK since 2010
  • what future priorities for women and girls the government should focus on in the next 5 years



Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan said “this is a fantastic opportunity for individual women, men and civil society groups to have their voices heard on gender equality.”

To complete the survey click on the link here. The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete and is anonymous.

If after the survey you feel you want to get more involved in Parliament then take part in our Parliament Week events starting on the 1st November, where there will be a number of workshops, sessions and debates to get involved with.  The theme of the events will be centred around women in Parliament, so it will be a great opportunity for you to express any other views surrounding women and equality.


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