• It will take145.5 years to attain gender parity in politics globally, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report.
  • In the UK, there are still twice as many male as female MPs.
  • Frances Scott launched the cross-party campaign 50:50 Parliament to call for gender equality in UK politics.
  • Here, she explains why we need more women in politics everywhere – and how to encourage more women to stand.

On the green benches inside London’s historic River Thames-side landmark, the Houses of Parliament, sit twice as many men as women.

“At the rate we’re going, it will take another 40 years before we have gender balance in our elected body, which is shocking,” says Frances Scott, the Founder & Director of 50:50 Parliament, a British cross-party campaign calling for gender equality in politics.

The situation is far from unique to the UK. Political…

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