As part of Local Democracy Week, Chelmsford City Council is holding a free event at Chelmsford Museum on Thursday 5 July, 7.30-9.30pm.
When women enter politics, they make a difference. So why are so few in the highest ranks of power?
World Leaders have pledged to achieve women's equal participation in politics by 2030.
But there are concerns that progress is too slow to reach this United Nations goal.
Currently, only 23 per cent of national parliamentarians are female.
Join us for a screening of 'When Women Rule', followed by a panel discussion, as part of National Democracy Week.
The documentary, produced by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was created in an effort to understand the structural, legal and social barriers women face when entering public life, following women who went against the grain to become politicians.
A panel discussion with leading women from across Chelmsford and the county will follow, with the provocation, 'Only 23% of the world's politicians are female'.
Chair: Syd Moore
(Author of Strange Sight, Writer-in-Residence Essex Book Festival 2018, Co-Founder of Essex Girl Liberation Front)
Ann Glover, UNISON Eastern, Head of Local Government
Lelia Ferro, Snapping the Stiletto, Writer-in-Residence
Imogen White, Essex Young Assembly
Councillor Susan Sullivan, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Chelmsford City Council
Councillor Jude Deakin, Councillor for Chelmsford City Council and Essex County Council
Vicky Ford, MP for Chelmsford
Although the event is free, registration is essential. You can book through the @ChelmsCouncil Facebook page or book on Event Brite.
Monday 2 July 2018