British women push for equality 100 years after first female MP’s election

Laura (L) and Helen Pankhurst, great great grand-daughter and great grand-daughter respectively of Emmeline Pankhurst, one of the prominent figures of the suffragette movement, arrive for the Gala screening of the film "Suffragette" for the opening night of the British Film Institute (BFI) Film Festival at Leicester Square in London October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A century after Britain’s first election in which women voted and stood for parliament, female activists called on Friday for further reform to achieve equality amid abuse and prejudice. Despite celebrations to mark 100 years since most women aged over 30 won the right to vote – including unveiling a […]

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