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Women and Equalities written question – answered on 20th December 2018.

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Photo of Giles Watling Giles Watling Conservative, Clacton

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to encourage women to participate in politics.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

One of our aims for the Women’s Suffrage Centenary was to ensure more women participate in politics and decision-making. Whether that is to vote, to campaign or to stand for election, women must be there making the decisions.

Over the course of this year, the Centenary Fund has supported nearly 320 small and large projects. Many of them are designed to encourage participation by offering women across the country information and training to take part in civic society at all levels.

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