• Reflective Women's Voices

    BBC 100 Women audience interaction, engagement and debate on women policy areas.

  • Women in the EU panel debate

    Collective women engagement influencing public policy with female politicians, discussing Women & Equality in London.

  • International Women's Day

    David Cameron (PM) presenting in No.10 Downing Street

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    Conservative MPs Louise Mensch and Angie Bray at Women In The Media panel debate


    CWO fundraiser, annual AGM debating women and business, managing finance and risks as entrepreneurs.

  • Women in the media debate

    Women in Parliament debating women & the role of media at Westminster, key note speakers journalists & MPs.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 07:00
During this month, female activists are going the extra mile due to the celebrations marking the Representation of the People Act. 2018 marks 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed the first women, and all men, to vote for the first time. The Suffragettes achieved their goal of becoming part of the electorate. 

The 50:50 campaign asked all political parties to take note on their website with information and progress, “with over 50,000 signatories to the 50:50 petition agreeing that a gender balanced Parliament would be more representative and better for all.”

Researchers emphasised, “that women are half as likely than men to consider themselves potential candidates for elected office and that they need to be asked more than once before they will consider standing.” Cross party campaigns have increased particularly during the milestone with Vote 100. 

Celebrations of this milestone are being led by many campaigns who are also getting involved with Vote 100. Major exhibition, talks and tours, and events can also be found by following, #Vote100 on social media.

Starking reminder that womens’ hidden voices in the public and political sphere, when it comes to BAME women, there are even less. Diversity of women from all social and economic backgrounds are furthermore complex, identifying the support networks and political circles can be challenging for women not already exposed to the networks and platforms. How can we improve social mobility when BAME women are not in political influential positions or reflective at the heart of politics? There are many ambitious women, career driven out of the field of public life and politics who maybe seeking new challenges, later in life with credible leadership experiences. 

If you know some one who fits the criteria or has an interest to take a role in public and life, consider becoming an #AskHerToStand champion, to promote them and others, sign in the link, http://5050parliament.co.uk/askhertostand/

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 16:30
On the centenary of the passage of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which gave women the vote for the first time, women joined in the #Vote100 celebrations taking place across the country and in the House of Commons. UK PM Theresa May led the event. The year will commemorate the women who fought to achieve electoral equality with a long series of events and exhibitions. 

During the celebrations, many recalled the suffrage movement. Current women serving MPs across all parties stood united in the mother of all parliaments. The celebrations are also encouraging more women to stand for public office. There are now 208 female MPs in the House of Commons, yet more needs to be done to make parliament truly representative of the communities it serves.

Campaigns across the political spectrum continues to train aspiring and future candidates to take the opportunity to seek public office. Government has also announced £5 million to help celebrate this milestone and to encourage more women to engage in our democracy from community groups. 

The funds can be applied for activities in the cities and towns with strong links to the campaign for women’s suffrage, and allow local communities to apply for money to run celebratory events on the historical achievements of the suffragettes and suffragists.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 10:59
Litter affects us all, it disrupts the beauty of our local environment in Wealden and costs £1,112,000 to clean-up. That is why the new Litter Strategy sets out plans to help to tackle this anti-social behaviour, making sure Wealden’s attractiveness is not reduced by litter, and helping our local economy to prosper and grow. 

As part of the first national Litter Strategy, litter louts could be hit with £150 fines. This will build on measures to better distribute public bins, making it easier to throw away rubbish, and the recommendation that offenders on community sentences help to clear up fly-tipped waste. These plans will make sure that in Wealden we can all enjoy the local environment, and that it is a clean, healthy place to live and work in.

We want to be the first generation to leave our environment in a better state than we found it, and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make Wealden a better place to live and visit.

Nus Ghani MP commented: “Litter is something that can ruin a beautiful environment like Wealden. I want to make sure our area remains a great place to live in, work in and that the local economy can thrive.

“The Litter Strategy will make it easier for people to get rid of litter properly, creating an anti-littering culture and introducing tougher enforcement measures to hit thoughtless litter louts in the pocket.

“We want to make sure that Wealden is a nice local environment for us to all enjoy – tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make it a better place to live.”

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 01:59
CWH was delighted to support, Andy Street’s Mayoral campaign launch on Friday 17th March 2017. 200 guests took part in the event to listen to Andy Street’s renewal plan for the West Midlands. The event was addressed by Andy Street and young volunteers of his campaign. 

On the 4th May, the electorate will decide who their preferred choice of mayor is. The mayor will be responsible for leading the West Midlands Combined Authority and tackling economic and social challenges from transport, skills, housing and  developing employment opportunities. 

The ten point renewal plan covers themes from restoring pride for the region, transport transformation, housing development, and transparency.  

The polls are with Andy for a great victory. Throughout the period, Andy has campaigned  passionately to mark why his is the ultimate champion to take the role forward. As former John Lewis Managing Director, already experienced in bringing business opportunities and skills to lead the region. 

His field has further strengthened by working with individuals and communities which are currently underrepresented by attending Ask Andy roadshows.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 16:30
West Midlands Conservative MEPs Anthea McIntyre & Daniel Dalton were present at the West Midlands Conservatives Regional Conference. 

Anthea & Daniel were the key note speakers, during lunch participants were provided an opportunity for Q & A regarding their work in European Parliament and the UK’s position post-Brexit. 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 14:00
Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman, MP for Meriden, attended a Westminster reception hosted by the charity Beating Bowel Cancer to hear the case for reducing the bowel cancer screening age. 

On 25th January, the MP joined other Members of Parliament, bowel cancer patients and families, health professionals and members of the charity at the reception. They heard that variations in the screening age across the UK could be leading to thousands of bowel cancer patients in their 50s having a delayed diagnosis. 

The charity called for the screening age in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be lowered from the age of 60 to 50, to bring it in line with Scotland. 
Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but this doesn’t have to be the case. Being diagnosed with bowel cancer at the earliest stage offers a 97% survival rate. But without screening, the majority of patients between 50 and 59 may not be diagnosed until a later stage through their GP or A&E. At that point the cancer can be more difficult to treat and if diagnosed at a late stage their survival odds could be as little as 7%. 

Dame Caroline said: “Having had friends who have lost their battle with Bowel Cancer, I recently met with representatives from the charity, Beating Bowel Cancer in Parliament. Following this meeting I am delighted to pledge my support for their campaign to improve bowel cancer screening in the Meriden constituency and across the UK. 

“Bowel cancer is one of the biggest killers in the country and can easily remain undetected without appropriate screening. We all need to do our bit to support any improvements to early diagnosis rates if we are to reduce the number of deaths associated with bowel cancer.” 

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 22:00
West Midlands Conservative Women’s Organisation invited Andy Street, West Midlands prospective mayor at the annual Christmas dinner and fundraiser on Thursday 8th December 2016. 

Andy Street outlined his vision for the West Midlands region on: businesses, infrastructure, transport, housing, employment and skills.

40 guests attended, during the evening, Andy explained the role of the prospective mayor and his developments on the mayoral campaign trail.