Exclusive: deal to adopt some of WEP’s policies could influence result in London seat
WomensEqualityUKBREAKING: WE are thrilled to announce that the @LibDems have adopted our key policies on ending #abuse in their manifesto. Following this, WE will be standing down in Cities of London & Westminster and Sheffield Hallam to help them campaign against #Brexit
Millane, from Essex, died during Tinder date with alleged killer, jury in Auckland is told
WomensEqualityUKGrace Millane was killed. Now her family must listen to her killer use the 'sex game gone wrong' defence. Use of that defence has increased 90% in a decade. In the UK a woman is strangled to death by a partner every 2 weeks. This defence MUST be banned.
She is standing down at the election but calls on others to come and take her place
WomensEqualityUKWomen do change parliament, which is why representation matters as highlighted by @GloriaDePiero. But it can’t just be down to them, parties have to show leadership and root out abuse and harassment in their own ranks #EndAbuse #StartwithWestminster
Young people are often trapped by a lack of knowledge about job options, a report says.
WomensEqualityUK'You can't be what you can't see.' - This is why #RepresentationMatters & why one of our core policy aims is equal #education, because talent is wasted and our children are held back by restrictive gender #stereotypes.
WomensEqualityUKWe already know Trump is a serial assaulter, but this new book reveals 43 accusations of allegedly inappropriate sexual behaviour, including 26 new allegations of unwanted sexual contact. The man should be impeached for this alone.
Successes of athletes such as Asher-Smith is inspiring but take-up of activity is more complex
WomensEqualityUKRole modelling is not enough to get more women and minorities to take up sport. Instead we need better (and fairer) investment and to urgently tackle the dangerous stereotypes that say “this girl can’t”
Black African women in this country effectively work without pay compared to their white male peers from today
WomensEqualityUK@fawcettsociety "Even as a young black woman I was already tired of asking the question 'what makes me deserving of less?' & suspecting that the answer was not a) your gender or b) the colour of your skin but c) all of the above." Powerful article by @MsSMoreau on #PayGap
Charity calls for needs of older survivors in England and Wales to be properly met
WomensEqualityUKDomestic abuse can happen to women of any age but until 2017 the National Crime Survey didn't even ask people over 59 about #abuse.
As the #DomesticAbuseBill gets its second reading today, it must be amended to protect ALL women, including the elderly.
The Crown Prosecution Service must “stop preempting jury prejudices” in rape cases, a coalition women's rights groups has warned, after bringing an unprecedented legal case.
WomensEqualityUKWE fully support this vital action by @EVAWuk to challenge @cpsuk's atrocious record on #rape prosecutions. Thousands of women are denied #justice & support every year. We must keep campaigning until ending violence against women is a political priority.
The tour firm's failure means more than 150,000 British tourists will need to be repatriated.
WomensEqualityUKThe @ThomasCookUK collapse has put 9,000 jobs at risk in the UK. 73% of those employees are women (including the lowest paid 71%). The crisis in the UK's service, retail & travel industries is a crisis in women's jobs. We need gendered investment solutions
A girls’ school is running stand-up comedy classes for pupils so they have the courage to ask for a pay rise in the future.
WomensEqualityUKImagine if, instead of teaching girls how to handle 'difficult conversations' when negotiating pay, we taught employers that paying women and men equally is in fact a legal obligation and properly penalised those who don't...
Meeting the world with a ‘resting bitch face’ may not be what society demands, but it protects you against unsolicited male attention in public
WomensEqualityUKSigh. Interesting article, terrible headline.
Women - your greatest asset might also be your intelligence. Or your empathy. Or your sporting prowess. Or your determination to create a world where your facial expressions are not under constant scrutiny...
The cricketer Geoffrey Boycott has been knighted as Theresa May rewarded her controversial sporting hero despite a conviction for domestic violence. Mrs May cited the famously tenacious former...
WomensEqualityUK“It is astonishing and hypocritical that Theresa May introduced the Domestic Abuse Bill as her last-ditch attempt at a domestic legacy while also approving a knighthood for a man convicted of domestic abuse . . .” - @ManduReid
It would mean MPs are unlikely to have time to pass any laws that could stop a no-deal Brexit.
WomensEqualityUK'Taking back control', autocracy style.
Boris Johnson was not elected PM by the British public. He has a working majority of just one in the Commons. This is not democracy and he does not represent us.
Exclusive: crackdown on behaviour coupled with more money for schools and teachers
WomensEqualityUK'Billions of pounds in new funding' for schools might sound good... except its not 'new' #funding. It simply substitutes previous funding that has been systematically cut for a decade. And not very well, since there will still be a shortfall of over £9bn.
The idea that solo mothers are a ‘burden on society’ is morally bankrupt, bigoted and flagrantly incorrect, says author Genevieve Roberts
WomensEqualityUKNHS South East London's statement that #singlemothers "place a greater burden on society" is crass, #discriminatory & sends the message to mothers & their children that there is something wrong with them. This policy should be changed immediately.
Without running water, a woman using a menstrual cup has to wipe it out with toilet paper before reinsertion, which is messy, unpleasant and potentially...
WomensEqualityUK"It would be so, so much better for women & waste reduction if the architects & engineers designing women’s toilets provided cubicles with discreet access to running water." - Our #GLA candidate @Harini_Iyengar on periods, menstrual cups & male architects.