Women’S Suffrage Centenary

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:14 pm on 6th February 2018.

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Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women and Equalities 1:14 pm, 6th February 2018

Yes, my right hon. Friend is absolutely right, and I share her approach to encouraging young women to get involved. They should indeed go for it. And yes, third-party organisations such as the Girl Guides and the Scouts play an important role in giving women the confidence to be able to find their own voices. Of course, men play an important part as well in helping us change the law and helping change attitudes so that the sort of abuse that women have received, often from men, becomes culturally unacceptable. We need their help for that.