Put a statue of a suffragette in Parliament Square to mark 100 years of female suffrage
There are eleven statues in Parliament Square. Not a single one is of a woman.
There are some great men honoured, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi among them. These are men who fought hard for their democratic and human rights and they deserve to be recognised.
But where are the women who fought hard for their democratic and human rights? Where are the women who defied convention and police batons? Who went out on the streets. Who faced ridicule, imprisonment, violent assault, simply because they believed women were equal to men.
In two years' time it will be 100 years since those women won their fight and women were first granted the right to vote. They deserve to be remembered. They deserve to be commemorated at the heart of our democracy.
Give them a statue in Parliament Square.
- Mayor of London
- Westminster Council
In two years it will be 100 years since women got the vote. The women who made that happen deserve to be commemorated. Currently, out of eleven statues in Parliament Square not a single one is of a woman. Now is the time to change that. Please put a statue of a suffragette in Parliament Square.
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