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Business of the House (9 Mar 2017)

Valerie Vaz: ...bring women back to the centre. Gandhi said that if you educate the mother you educate society. How can we forget what was said about Ginger Rogers: she did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels? There is the Chinese proverb that women hold up half the sky. Finally, there is the new hashtag: #neverthelessshepersisted. That is what we all have to do to get true...

Future Army 2020: Backbench Business — Security of Women in Afghanistan (6 Mar 2014)

James Gray: ...to one other thing? Although it is important that we should provide safety for these human rights defenders and high-profile women in Afghanistan, the good old Chinese saying that women hold up half the sky is particularly true in Afghanistan, which is a matriarchal society. Does he agree that one of the most important things to do is put in place defence strategies to keep the Taliban...

Modernisation of the House of Commons (Standing Orders): Speaker's Conference (12 Nov 2008)

Emily Thornberry: ...the battles of women's liberation not for ourselves, but for you, Emily. We won't see equality, but you will." Unfortunately, of course, I have not seen that equality. It is said that women hold up half the sky, but when one looks around this place it cannot be said that women make up half of Britain's decision makers. Women make up only 20 per cent. of Members of Parliament, although this...

Women (8 Mar 2007)

Baroness Morris of Bolton: ...vice-president of Taiwan. As her words so graphically describe everything that we have been talking about, I shall unashamedly quote them again. She told us that we must never forget that, "Women hold up half the sky".

Women (16 Mar 2006)

Baroness Morris of Bolton: ..., with modern communications, cannot be ignored within those societies. Surely, we can hope that our freedoms will become universal freedoms and how much better the world will be for that. As the Vice-President of Taiwan, Annette Lu, said: "Women hold up half the sky".

Opposition Day: Women (7 Mar 1995)

Harry Cohen: ..., I always think of that splendid Chinese revolutionary poster of the 1950s showing a woman up a telegraph pole fixing telephone wires against a beautiful sunrise, with the slogan, "Women hold up half the sky." Women hold up more than half of our society and our economy, but they certainly do not get their fair share of pay, property, jobs and positions of power and influence or life...

Orders of the Day — Privileges (20 Jul 1994)

Chris Mullin: My hon. Friend makes an important point. As Chairman Mao said, women hold up half the sky. They should be properly represented on the Committee. I repeat that I have nothing personal against the hon. Member for Shipley. I just want the Committee to command credibility not only with the House, but with the public. I want it to hold a proper inquiry which addresses an issue that has been a...

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: Sex Discrimination (10 Mar 1994)

Ms Jean Corston: ...who cannot afford a pair of shows, and no hon. Member should be proud of that. Those people have each week the kind of money that most Conservatives would spend on an evening out. An old Chinese proverb says that women hold up half the sky. That is at the very least true, and it is a pity that the Government have done nothing to recognise that.


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