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Voluntary code of conduct?
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Laura Walker Hudson replied to Laura Walker Hudson's discussion Voluntary code of conduct?
"That would be great!"
Aug 14, 2009
Laura Walker Hudson replied to Laura Walker Hudson's discussion Voluntary code of conduct?
"UPDATE: Tweetminster has started a campaign to '“crowdsource” 10 Commandments for Members of Parliament'. 'The 10 Commandments will define a set of standards our elected representatives should adhere to in public…"
Aug 5, 2009
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Gitmo Grrls - the view from International Law

From the peerless IntLawGrrls blog: "...a recurrent theme in IntLawGrrl Kristine A. Huskey's new book is, to quote her,'the fact that women are woefully scarce in national security law, my chosen field. I do not mean to convey that I am the only woman in this field, as there are many women writing, speaking about, and practicing nationalsecurity legal issues, specifically relating to Guantánamo ...'She…See More
Aug 3, 2009
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Jul 25, 2009
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Voluntary code of conduct?

A thought from our team - if the public agreed, maybe through a consultation process, on a simple voluntary code of conduct that set out how we hoped our elected representatives would behave while conducting parliamentary business, might that create enough political pressure and enough support that the whole of Parliament might eventually feel and behave differently?We'd love to hear what people think!LauraSee More
Jul 15, 2009
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Speaker's conference on Parliamentary Representation

The report of the Speaker's conference on Parliamentary Representation, looking at diversity and how to build representation by women, BME and disabled MPs, is available on the Parliament website."The special committee of MPs, set up by the House of Commons in November 2008, describes the slump in public trust towards political parties and politicians as being of "urgent concern". But,…See More
Jul 15, 2009
Nan Sloane left a comment for Laura Walker Hudson
"Well, that's very kind of you - I'm glad they're useful! Nan"
Jul 7, 2009
Laura Walker Hudson left a comment for Nan Sloane
"Hi Nan - lovely to meet you the other night - I visited the CWD website and am making use of your excellent resources! Hope to see you at a DSP event soon. Laura"
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Women in politics

Group to discuss the need for women to be elected to political office and strategies for bringing it about.
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Describe yourself, briefly
Humanitarian aid policy officer with gender and human rights law background. A bit confused, really.
What do you do, mostly?
Work on policy positioning, learning and improving programmes for a large humanitarian aid organisation
What matters most in the world?
Women being able to access education.
If you were Prime Minister what would you do?
Prioritise climate change and social justice
What does Soft Power say to you?
Consultation 2.0
Do you have children?
Not yet
What would you like from this site?
Opportunities to discuss issues sensibly and try and reach an informed consensus!

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Gitmo Grrls - the view from International Law

From the peerless IntLawGrrls blog: "...a recurrent theme in IntLawGrrl Kristine A. Huskey's new book is, to quote her,



'the fact that women are woefully scarce in national security law, my chosen field. I do not mean to convey that I am the only woman in this field, as there are many women writing, speaking about, and practicing nationalsecurity legal issues, specifically relating to Guantánamo… Continue

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 21:41

A 'family friendly' White House?

Mr. Emanuel said he knew the Obama-mania was waning in his household when he told his son recently that they would again be savoring father-son bonding time at the White House on a Saturday.



The 12-year-old did not jump for joy. He set conditions.



“I’ll go,” his son said, “but I don’t want to sit through another Iranian meeting.”



Read more on the… Continue

Posted on July 25, 2009 at 0:02

WomenCount: The tightrope we walk

'...I felt a slight tug of the heartstrings when reading about Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan and her decision not to seek higher office. Madigan, considered somewhat of a rising star in the Democratic Party, has been rumored to be considering either a run for Governor or for President Barack Obama’s Senate seat in Illinois. Madigan even made a trip to Washington recently where it was rumored she had been asked to run for the Senate seat.



Instead, she chose to stay right… Continue

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 16:16

Speaker's conference on Parliamentary Representation

The report of the Speaker's conference on Parliamentary Representation, looking at diversity and how to build representation by women, BME and disabled MPs, is available on the Parliament website.



"The special committee of MPs, set up by the House of Commons in November 2008, describes the slump in public trust towards political parties and politicians as being of "urgent… Continue

Posted on July 15, 2009 at 12:45 — 1 Comment

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At 9:50 on July 7, 2009, Nan Sloane said…
Well, that's very kind of you - I'm glad they're useful!

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