Category Archives: blog

Deep feminism, debating and local Government

After a great Easter break visiting family in Yorkshire –  a break in which I’d turned all social media off and enjoyed the natural equality that my (secular – that’s me) god-daughter claims with her older brothers: for her toys … Continue reading

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Equal Pay means Equal Pension…?

The Women’s Equality Party is the only party with a joined-up plan for tackling the pension gap. “We are working to create an equal education system that ends the practice of encouraging young girls into jobs that we value and pay less. We have fully-costed policies for free childcare that would create millions more jobs, increase the tax base and reduce out-of-work benefits.  We are the only party working to offer women real choices so they can work and save.” Continue reading

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WEP Lewisham July Branch meeting & branch officer elections

The WEP Lewisham team hope all local members and supporters will join us for our Branch meeting on 27th July 2017, starting at 7pm at the Talent Factory.  This Branch meeting will have an exciting agenda, including: Feedback on the … Continue reading

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Labour & Liberal Democrat manifestos miss a trick (or two)

Whilst both Labour and the Liberal Democrats parties have gone further than before in prioritising women’s equality they have failed to understand the scale of the opportunity. “Last week the Women’s Equality Party hand-delivered our manifestos to all of the other … Continue reading

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GE2017 – virtual hustings: the questions

We hope our questions – put impartially to all candidates – will encourage the local candidates from all parties and independents to focus their thinking about women’s equality and how important it is that 51% of the population are enabled to participate fully in society. Continue reading

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Crowdfunding for beginners

I particularly like crowdfunding because it provides a real connection between the backers and the campaign. A well-run and well-researched crowdfunding campaign enhances and informs the project as it grows. A successful crowdfunding exercise achieves much more than filling the piggy bank (as delightful as that always is.) Continue reading

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7 principles of public life

Here at WEP we like the number 7 quite a lot; we have 7 objectives, so here’s a fun and deadly serious game you can try as we have just 7 weeks before the snap General Election… (and just 2 before the Council Elections outside London):

Write to the person you are considering voting for (and even if time to the others too) and ask them to exemplify how their record stacks up with the 7 principles of public life and how they can demonstrate their active and ongoing commitment to the 7 objectives for women’s equality:
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Have your say about women in Lewisham politics….

The Women’s Equality Party – Lewisham Branch, has been invited by Lewisham Council to give evidence at their next Barriers to Politics Working Group hearing on 18th April 2017.10 -20 minutes should do it and it can be done at home for free without placards or a pussy hat! What’s not to like – strike a blow for equality and still have time to do an egg hunt Continue reading

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It’s Time for a Huddle

As an activist committed to achieving social, economic, and environmental justice in our society, I thought the members of WEP Lewisham might be interested in attending a Women’s March Huddle, where we will strengthen our movement by creating lasting grassroots connections, brainstorm ideas and best practices for civic engagement that can be shared with the Sister March Network, and promote our agenda with clear, actionable next steps. Continue reading

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Why should politics care about us if we don’t care about politics?

Originally posted on justrmj's Blog:
For International Women’s Day 2017 I was invited by the University of Arts London to speak to some women students about being a woman in arts and politics. They sent me some questions in…

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