To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to mark the centenary of women getting the right to vote in 1918.
The Department for International Development plans to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage. This includes flying the suffrage flag at DFID offices. Officials are collaborating with counterparts at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Government Equalities Office on the preparations for an International Women’s Conference of MPs to be hosted at the House of Commons in November 2018.
More widely, my department is working globally to enable more women around the world to exercise their right to vote and to stand as elected representatives.