a post on getting attention
Current media coverage, active campaigns, public involvement and creative interventions, in the debate that has been running since at least 1952.
Go back to the main getting attention page to view all posts.
Victory! Mayor of London Sadiq Khan agrees to suffragette statue
May 12, 2016
Above photographs show Sadiq Quan, Caroline-Criado Perez and Emma Watson.
Sadiq Khan has agreed to erect a statue of a suffragette in central London.
The news comes after a campaign by feminist activist Caroline-Criado Perez and Telegraph Women, which launched on Monday this week. More than 70,000 people signed a petition, asking for a statue of a suffragette to be placed in Parliament Square by 2018 – a century after women got the vote.
Currently, there are 11 statues outside Parliament Square, all of which are men.
Criado-Perez published an open letter in Telegraph Women this week, signed by a group of powerful women – including Emma Watson, Naomi Harris and Sandi Toksvig –as well as MPs, businesswoman and baronesses.
It called on Khan to honour his promise to be a “proud feminist” in City Hall, by placing a statue of a woman outside the Houses of Parliament. (Read the full letter on The Telegraph).
View and sign the petition at: change.org
Read more on: The Telegraph