Do more women need power in politics?

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Do more women need power in politics?
28th August 2014

When it comes to women in politics, Britain is lagging behind Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar and Kyrgyzstan. 

According to 'Counting Women In,’ women are dramatically under-represented at all levels of politics. As a result we've tumbled to 65th in a global league table of female representation. 

Why are we going backwards and is the same thing happening in other industries?

Joining the Headline London discussion is Nan Sloane, from Centre for Women and Democracy who co-authored the report, Elizabeth Varley who's CEO and founder of Tech Hub, and Rowena Ironside who's chair of Women on Boards.

The government has recently re-shuffled their cabinet to see more women in higher positions. The move has been criticised for being a tactic to win votes in time for the general election next year.



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