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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 11:39

Tweets around the political sphere, few favorites captured below.
  
Baroness Warsi, "& listed on #IWD top 50 exceptional women.."

Helen Grant MP retweets about Number 10 Downing Street IWD event with a lovely twit pic. "Happy International Women's Day! Will hopefully be speaking in the House later talking about forced marriage in the UK and abroad IWD"

Esther McVey MP, "met 200 wonderful girls in Bath. Discussed jobs, role models & their futures..."

Therese Coffey, " Enjoying International Women's Day debate in the chamber.."

Tracey Couch MP “Took Jade to Oxfams parliamentary coffee and cake gathering for IWD..”

EVENTS


Amber Rudd MP spent time and organised an event with the charity Oxfam, learning about global work supporting women. For full article please see the Conservative Party website. 

Minister for Women and Equalities Theresa May, said 

'International Women's Day is an opportunity to celebrate the progress made globally on women's issues and gender equality, but it also provides an opportunity to draw attention to the plight of some of the world's most vulnerable women.

'It is great news that Conservative women are coming together to support Oxfam and women across the world today. And it is even better news that this support is not limited to just one day. I know, for example, that Jane Ellison in pushing for safeguards for vulnerable girls at risk of female genital mutilation. Margot James is bringing attention to the rights of women in 
Afghanistan.  Their work, and the work of many others, shows that Conservatives champion women's rights internationally all year round.

'With women and girls making up 70 per cent of those living in poverty, and 1 in 3 females globally experiencing either physical violence or sexual assault in their lifetimes, there is still so much to do. Events like this are important for drawing attention to the plight of many women internationally.'

Amber Rudd MP added:
'I am so pleased that Oxfam have agreed to put on this event with the Conservative women. As well as celebrating the progress that we have made globally on women's issues, it is important to raise awareness about the continued struggle that women across the world face.  Oxfam run some fantastic projects to support women and we are delighted to support them.'