Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has said while today’s celebration of votes for women is a celebration, it also serves as a reminder of work still to be done.
Councillor Nicholl, who is Convener of Alliance’s Women’s Network, was speaking after taking part in Processions, a mass participation artwork across the UK. It saw thousands of women and girls come together to mark the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave some women here the right to vote for the first time.
“Today’s event was a wonderful celebration of hope, art and solidarity,” said Councillor Nicholl.
“Members of Alliance’s Women’s Network were proud to participate in Processions, to mark those women who campaigned and sacrificed so much over decades to give the first women in the UK the right to vote.
“However, in paying tribute to how far we’ve come, it is important to reflect on the work still to be done to achieve full equality. As a society, we need to do all we can to encourage more women into public life while tackling key issues. Each of us shares in that responsibility.”