Feminism & Democracy

Youth Politics UK returns in partnership with the People’s History Museum’s Radical Lates programme and 50:50 Parliament to provide a free training event to inform and inspire young people.

The focus of the event will be women in politics and modern feminism, covering the reality of women in politics as well as some basic feminist theory. We hope that this will be a great chance for you to learn more about the role of modern feminism today, with a special focus on women’s representation and experiences in the political system.

The event will feature a panel discussion with Beverley Hughes (Baroness Hughes of Stretford PC and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime), Sam Audini (women’s officer and President of Durham University’s LGBTQ+ Association), Jessica O’Kelly (member of the Women’s Equality Party), Sumayah Saadi (member of Manchester Youth Council and Parliamentary Ambassador for the British Youth Council) and Afzal Khan (MP for Manchester Gorton), followed by an audience Q&A and an interactive workshop on the issues covered. Jess Molyneux, 50:50 Ambassador and member of the YouthPolitics team, will chair the panel.

The event will take place in the Coal Store, where you can also explore information stalls about other current campaign groups involved with the Radical Lates programme. You may also like to visit the Represent! exhibition currently on show at the People’s History Museum, exploring the progress made since the Suffragete movements in female representation in politics. More information on this can be found at:

This event will also be a great chance for schools and individuals who are interested in working with Youth Politics UK to see more of what we do and to get involved with our work.

The evening will run as follows:

5:45pm – 6.30pm Panel discussion and audience Q&A

Approx. 6.45pm Workshop activity

7.40pm Close

For more information on the People’s History Museum, or to connect with them on social media, please use the following links.

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If you have any questions about this event or any of Youth Politics UK’s work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by contacting our community outreach officer, Beth at

  • Date September 13, 2018
  • Time 5:45pm - 7:45pm
  • Location People's History Museum