Equality in the Westminster workplace is key to ensure equality for all
Founding leader of the Women's Equality Party
The sickly drip of discriminatory data that we’ve seen for months reaches a nauseous climax at midnight tonight
04/04/2018 12:54 BST
It’s time for all women to be free. It’s time to change the law
27/03/2018 16:45 BST
Nobody should be surprised that supposedly good men do bad things
21/02/2018 08:13 GMT
It’s never too late to learn
12/01/2018 17:15 GMT
Tomorrow we are turning on our Out Of Office to highlight the fact that women are effectively working for free for the rest of the year. Older women, BAME women and women in skilled trade jobs stopped being paid long before this day, and pregnancy and maternity discrimination is pushing thousands of women out of the office permanently.
09/11/2017 16:36 GMT
The government's mistrust of women in the UK is real and measurable. The repercussions of it weigh heavy across all of our lives. And the physical weight of it amounts to precisely one hundred and forty-three stone in paperwork every year.
27/10/2017 10:27 BST
You'd think today those women would be carried shoulder-high across the studio lots for finally deposing a man who disgraced Hollywood. But instead they are now entering the next circle of hell that is common to so many women who report sexual violence against them: an inquisition of their inability to prevent that violence. Survivors of Harvey Weinstein's violent, bullying behaviour are now being taken to task in massive media headlines for not speaking up sooner, for not caring about one another's suffering - and even, yes, for 'asking for it.'
11/10/2017 15:17 BST
Telling women to sit in female-only carriages excuses violence by men. It places the responsibility for avoiding violence on women. It fails to make men responsible for their actions. It casts violence against women on trains as a thing that happens on trains, and requires a train-specific response. It makes male violence small, and nothing to do with men. Williamson says we need this action now because of the urgency of the statistics: figures from the BBC last month showed that 1,448 sexual offences on UK trains were reported in 2016-2017, up from 650 in 2012-2013.
23/08/2017 15:33 BST
We have to challenge time and time again the idea that talent looks white and male. We have to laugh at and tear up the tired old trope that the best-paid people are simply "the best person for the job." To follow that argument to its natural end would be to conclude that women, people of colour, and disabled people all lack talent and white men are born with it. It simply cannot be the case the the BBC is paying its top men four times as much as its top women because the men are just better at the job.
19/07/2017 12:54 BST
It's not time to leave the planet yet. We can take a giant step for mankind here and now by recognising that a giant step for womankind is all the innovation we need for future generations to thrive.
21/06/2017 08:19 BST
The Women's Equality Party is out to joyfully shatter the old model, with the politics of women's liberation and a collaborative approach to creating fairer systems that work better for everyone. WE burst into life two years ago to build an alternative to parties whose manifestos left women's choices til last and viewed cross-party collaboration with the distrust of people at war.
19/04/2017 08:19 BST
It's time for government to put its money where its mouth is. Telling businesses to tackle the pay gap is all well and good, but until investment banks and retailers offer equal employment to men and women who share care equally for their families, exercises in publishing pay will show only the size of the job that successive governments repeatedly leave undone.
06/04/2017 09:01 BST
We can do better. The solution is bigger and simpler than budgetary tweaks and reviews. We need more women in politics. We need policies that are rooted in the reality of our lives, presented by more of the women who are living those experiences, so that our voices are no longer drowned out. We need more than 24 hours to talk about what we need.
08/03/2017 08:29 GMT
I'll be marching on Saturday because the first rule of making a change is to do something about it. I'll be marching to encourage all the people who have looked at the world lately and thought: "Someone should really do something about this" - to believe that on Saturday that person can be them.
20/01/2017 16:52 GMT
Sophie Walker is the leader of the Women's Equality Party. Here she vlogs for The Huffington Post UK on Saturday's Women's March London, what women will be marching for, and why you should join them.
18/01/2017 09:30 GMT
Today is Human Rights Day. It marks the close of 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women and girls. And it's also two weeks since the first Women's Equality Party conference, where I was honoured to share the stage with women who came to tell their stories and to shape a better future where human rights also means women's rights.
10/12/2016 10:05 GMT
Social media meninists and radio shock jocks will ask - in synthetically sympathetic tones - whether this isn't just a fuss over nothing. But the pay gap isn't a generational overhang and it isn't going away any time soon. Discrimination isn't a game. Poverty isn't a game.
10/11/2016 08:56 GMT
Women's sport receives just 0.4% of reported UK sponsorship deals. The FA Women's Super League's most valuable sponsorship deal - with Continental - is worth £450,000. To put that in perspective: Adidas sponsor Chelsea to the sum of £280million. This matters... Equal pay for equal play should be at the heart of all our national sports. It is time we give women and girls the message that they can play too. And on a level playing field.
06/10/2016 17:45 BST
Twenty years after women flooded the UK with their demands, they still make up this country's poorest people. They are still murdered at a rate of two a week, by a partner or former partner. And their domestic labour is still invisible and unpaid. It is time for women to raise their voices again. This time a feminist political force is listening.
26/09/2016 02:25 BST
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