If ever there was a moment in time to evaluate the progress made towards gender equality, that moment is now.
|Women Chainmakers’ Strike
|Representation of the People Act, gave the parliamentary vote to some women (conditions applied: aged over 30 and meeting a property qualification).
|Nancy Astor became the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons.
|Women given the vote at the age of 21, property qualification removed (the same as men).
|Margaret Bondfield became the first woman cabinet minister.
|The Equal Pay Act and Sex Discrimination Act came into effect and Equal Opportunities Commission was established.
|Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value, amendment passed to the Equal Pay Act.
|Trade Union reform and Employment Rights Act guaranteed every working woman the right to maternity leave.
|120 women won seats in the general election.
|Gender pay gap still at 15%.
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