International Women's Day public lecture

international women's day ty crawshay

Ty Crawshay building

Organised by USW's Centre for Gender Studies, this year's Ursula Mason Memorial Lecture for International Women's Day will explore the modern history of women’s representation in Welsh politics and public life.

Centering on devolution and the wider context of politics and governance in Wales, Professor Laura McAllister will trace progress made since 1999 in the number of women elected to the National Assembly for Wales.

The lecture is open to everyone and is free to attend. It will be followed by a drinks reception and the opening of the award-winning Forty Voices, Forty Years exhibition. Please use the link to book your place.

The 40 Voices, 40 Years project, created by USW's George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling and Welsh Women’s Aid,  profiles the memories and stories from women who have been responsible for placing domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women on the public, political, and social agendas.

It includes a collection of 40 oral histories in the form of digital stories and an exhibition of photos and objects from the movement’s past.

About the speaker

Laura McAllister is Professor of Public Policy and the Governance of Wales at Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre. She is an expert on devolution, Welsh politics and elections, public policy and leadership, gender, representation and the feminisation of politics.

A former Wales international player and Chair of Sport Wales, she is the current Director of Football Association of Wales Trust, Deputy Chair of UEFA Women’s Football Committee and member of UEFA women’s strategy working group.

Event details

Fri, 6 March 2020
18:00 – 21:00

Moot Court
Ty Crawshay Building, Trefforest Campus
University of South Wales
CF37 1DL
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