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Last week saw the celebration of 100 years since the 1918 Representation of People Act, which gave women in Britain aged over 30 the right to vote.
This was just the start of a long journey for women and, since then, we have come a long way in creating a more equal society.
However, we still have a long way to go if we are ever to see a truly equal society for both men and women.
The SNP group at Westminster fights every day to try and correct inequalities such as the rape clause, the gender pay cap and the tampon tax – to name just a few.
The UK Parliament will be hosting a series of events over the next year through the Vote 100 programme to mark this occasion.
Parliament will be hosting exhibitions, events, talks and tours to raise awareness of the suffrage movement.
Local groups and schools are urged to get involved.
If your group or school would like to get involved please send an email to mhairi.black.mp@ parliament.uk With Parliament in recess this week, I get to spend more time in the constituency meeting with constituents and local groups.
I am especially looking forward to visiting the STAR Project in Paisley later on this week.
The STAR Project has been working to build safer and more connected communities in Paisley since 1999.
They do vital work in and around Paisley, offering support to local people and helping them to gain skills.
One of the perks of being an MP is getting to go along and speak to pupils at local schools about the work that we do as politicians.
The younger generation have so much knowledge and insight when it comes to politics.
The Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014 engaged many people in politics who had never had an interest before.
It is good to see that the desire for political knowledge is still alive in our school students.
I am really looking forward to visiting Mary Russell School and Gleniffer High School in the weeks ahead.
Top perk Mhairi enjoys chatting with school children and is pictured here at Westminster with youngsters from Gleniffer High in 2015