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We are famous!!

Incredibly excitingly, our planned march was mentioned in a recent Guardian article on up-and-coming young feminist activists.

For anyone that’s googled ‘Reclaim the Night Edinburgh’ after reading the article and wants to get involved, we would love to have you! Please add a comment, or email us at E_F_N@myway.com.

July 15, 2007 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

Take Action!

The Fawcett society are asking that people take action to ensure that black and minority ethnic women are more fairly represented in formal politics. They say

“At the current pace of change, it will be more than three centuries before the seats of Parliament reflect Britain’s population of ethnic minority women”

As-

“On 11 June 1987 Diane Abbott became the first Black woman MP to be elected to Parliament. Twenty years later, there are now two Black women MPs out of a possible 646 – just 0.3%. Only three in total have ever been elected, and there has never been an Asian woman MP…”

Take action by asking your MP to support the Early Day Motion 1555 which will ask the government to look again at access to and participation in politics.

To find out more go to The Fawcett Society.

June 1, 2007 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment


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