Professor Sarah Childs, a longtime supporter and friend of Women2Win, launched her report, “The Good Parliament”, at an event on 20th July in Parliament.
Professor Childs teaches gender and politics at the University of Bristol, and the report makes recommendations on how the House of Commons can meet the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s globally influential “Gender Sensitive Parliaments” framework.
The Speaker has convened the Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion, which will examine the independent report with the aim of taking forward its recommendations. In its inaugural year, the Speaker will chair the Group, which will be cross-party and be comprised of both women and men.
The recommendations in this Report are a blueprint for a more representative and inclusive House of Commons. They have the potential to significantly enhance the effectiveness and legitimacy of the House. Institutional leadership will be provided by the newly created Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion.
You can download a copy of the report here.