In 2018 we celebrate 100 years since some women gained the right to vote, and 90 years since all women won that right. It’s a chance for us to think about our own role in civic life and encourage others to do the same.
Voicebox Cafes are an innovative England-wide democracy project funded by the Good Things Foundation and the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Fund, aimed at encouraging excluded women to understand, celebrate and participate in democracy and public life.
They are taking place nationwide and focus on engaging women aged 18 - 30 who have traditionally not engaged in democracy.
It is UK Parliament week and we're celebrating 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed some women, and all men, to vote for the first time.
Join us on Saturday 17 November for an informal and relaxed session delving into the history of women in parliament. Discover how to create a petition to the UK parliament and how the Petitions committee works.
You can follow the project nationwide online with the hashtag #Voiceboxcafe.
We launched the project in June/July with EqualiTEAs parties in each of the three libraries.
These tea parties have been developed by the Houses of Parliament as part of its Education and Engagement Service.
Voicebox Cafes will hold sessions with the following aims:
You can learn:
Towards the end of the project, Good Things Foundation will host a parliamentary event bringing together women from the Cafes, celebrating local achievements and announcing the national campaign winner. Lord Knight of Weymouth will host this event and will invite parliamentarians to co-host.