DMU Labour hosts first virtual ‘Women in Politics’ event

By Thomas Carter

DMU Labour Students, a political society at De Montfort University, held their first online event of 2021 on Thursday(JAN21), which was a discussion-based webinar titled ‘Women in Politics’.

The event, which is usually held in person but instead took place via Zoom, featured female speakers from the political world sharing their experiences and debating key contemporary issues.

DMU Labour Students host the ‘Women in Politics‘ discussion over Zoom on Thursday evening

Topics discussed include how the political climate has changed, what needs to be done to achieve equality in government and featured a Question and Answer session in which students could pose questions to the speakers.

Emily Fox, co-chair of DMU Labour Students, said: “I was delighted to organise this year’s event as the first woman Chair of the society.

“I really enjoyed hearing the personal experiences of these inspiring women in local politics.

“The discussion affirmed for me how women should stand up as they can do absolutely anything they put their mind to.”

Speaking at the event, Arianna Giovanni, the deputy director of the DMU Local Governance Research Centre, said: “We need women in politics, now more than ever, because we need new perspectives.

“This is especially important at the current time, with socio-economic inequality on the rise.”

The online webinar is evidence of how DMU Labour like so many other societies at DMU, is attempting to retain the social aspect of university life even during a national lockdown.

More information on DMU Labour Students and its activities can be found on its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DMULabour

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