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Making representative political institutions feminist

Making representative political institutions feminist

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  • Date 28 Oct 2021
  • Time 5pm
  • Category Lecture

Making representative political institutions feminist

Professor Sarah Childs
Professor of Politics and Gender at Royal Holloway, University of London

Online or Horton Lecture Theatre 2

Professor Childs has published four research books (New Labour’s Women MPs, 2004, Women and British Party Politics, 2008, Sex,Gender and the Conservative Party, 2012 and Feminist Democratic Representation 2020. Sarah is also an impactful academic: In 2009-10 she was the gender Specialist Adviser to the UK Parliament’s “Speaker Conference” on representation and in 2014 the Specialist Adviser to the All Party Parliament Group, Women in Parliament Inquiry.  Following a secondment to the House of Commons in 2015-16 funded by the ESTC, Sarah published The Good Parliament (TGP) Report which identified a series of reforms to make the UK House of Commons diversity sensitive. On her recommendation a new group of MP’s, The Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion was established by Mr Speaker. 

In 2020/21 Sarah authored and co-authored 3 reports for national and International gender and democracy organisations: 

CPA: Gender Sensitising Parliaments Guidelines 2020 

UN Women: Primer for Gender Sensitive Parliaments in response to COVID-19 2020 

The Remotely Representative House, 2021

Please note that this event will be run online as a meeting through MS Teams and face-to-face on campus (limited capacity - pre-booking is essential - booking link is above).

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For further information please contact josephine.carr@royalholloway.ac.uk

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