By Connie Osborne Thursday 19 September 2013 Updated: 23/09 11:43
BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid has joined forces with a volunteer to pave the way for women’s rights.
Mr Javid and Katie Nichols met at Westminster to discuss women’s empowerment for those living in the UK as well as across the globe.
The Hagley resident, one of more than 150 volunteers and supporters from international development charities VSO and Restless Development, is calling on the UK government to lead the way in encouraging women to have a greater say.
Katie said: “I spent three months working in Zambia where I witnessed first-hand the inspiring efforts of local women to overcome the barriers they face in public and political life.
“It is because of this experience I am aware of the responsibility we must take here in the UK to support these women as we have the opportunity.
“It’s not just about women in developing countries - it is about making sure women everywhere have an equal say in public decisions.”
Mr Javid added: “It is unquestionably important for women to be part of decision-making at all levels in public life.
“Progress has been made in the developing world, but there is still a long way to go.”
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