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The fight for equality: Are women’s rights slipping back into the dark ages?

United Kingdom > London > EC2Y 8DS > 2017-03-02 > 08:00 pm

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As female MPs get barked at while expressing themselves in a parliamentary debate and face constant criticism on their appearance rather than policies, the state of women’s rights and the fight for equality seems to have regressed in recent times. Research has shown that the Conservative austerity – cuts to social security, public sector and legal aid – may be widening gender inequality, while legal abortions still remain limited in Northern Ireland and face a potential clampdown in Trump’s America. As International Women’s Day approaches, it may not be a time for celebration, but a time to get organised and fight back. But what is the best form of resistance? Is a feminist network enough? Or should women unite with other minorities in the fight for equality? Join Guardian columnist Zoe Williams for an inclusive discussion on what can be learned from protest movements globally and practical steps to bring about change. Our panel includes Monique Wilson, global director of the One Billion Rising Revolution and director of international affairs at the Gabriela Women's Party in the Philippines, with more special guests to be announced. Running time: 90 minutes, no interval. Standard Tickets are £15, please visit Guardian Live events website for more details. Wheelchair users and visitors who require an assistant may bring a companion free of charge. To book a free companion ticket please email [email protected]

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The Guardian News & Media - Guardian Live Productions

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper, known from 1821 to 1959 as the Manchester Guardian. Along with its sister papers The Observer and The Guardian Weekly, The Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by The Scott Trust Limited. The Trust was created in 1936 "to secure the financial and editorial independence of The Guardian in perpetuity and to safeguard the journalistic freedom and liberal values of The Guardian free from commercial or political interference." The Scott Trust became a limited company in 2008, with a constitution to maintain the same protections for The Guardian. Profits are reinvested in journalism rather than to the benefit of an owner or shareholders.

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The Guardian News & Media - Guardian Live Productions

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