By Milly Vincent
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Centenary Celebration of Women in Westminster last night. The event celebrated this momentous year which marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act passed, giving the first women the right to vote. In true Suffragette spirit we trudged through the snow to reach the House of Commons, unprepared to let anything stand in the way of celebrating the achievements of all the women who fought for our right to be there.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd spoke of the pivotal progress made in recent years thanks to an increasing number of women in parliament and journalism. “I know how important it is to have women MPs but I also know how important it is to have women journalists who champion the rights of women”.
Women in Journalism teamed up with Associated British Ports to organise this event which brought together women from the worlds of journalism and politics. It was not only a nod to the achievements of the past but also a promise to the future to continue to work for a more equal society.