Harriet Harman

Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham. Mother of the House of Commons.

Memorial event for Emily Davison in Westminster Hall – 05/06/13

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To commemorate the centenary of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison’s death, Emily Thornberry MP, hosted an event in the House of Commons.

The event was to celebrate the past achievements by the women’s movement in the 100 years since Emily’s death, but also recognise the continuing struggle for women’s rights.

I spoke about the fact that the job of feminism is not yet done. There are still arguments to be had and new battles to be fought. And whilst the women’s movement draws on the support of men, it is women themselves who must be the engine of their own liberation.

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