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Vote for Women centenary: Fighting period poverty is #THENEXTSTEP for Labour, says Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler outlines the challenges relating to women’s equality to overcome today

By: Rithika Siddhartha

By Dawn Butler Shadow secretary of state for women and equalities A 100 years ago today our country took the first important step in giving some women the right to vote. Tuesday (6) was a momentous occasion marking the centenary of women’s suffrage, celebrating the achievements of phenomenal women. This right was hard-fought not simply handed to us. Brave and passionate women made incredible sacrifices so that women could have equal rights. But it was only the first step. We must use this moment as inspiration to address the many big challenges facing women. This is why I am proud…

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