Women's Equality Party

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.
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.'
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.
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.
As Pride approaches it becomes all too achingly clear that once again there's a lot more 'G' than LBT+ in the marketing, the events and in the coverage. This isn't new: the invisibly of queer, lesbian and trans women as well as trans men and the non-binary community is ongoing, and certainly a battle to be fought.
Let's not be eaten up by cynicism. We need to insist that the people who represent our voice in Parliament are people who are more like us. Choose people that believe what you believe, for they will carry you with them to the place where the big decisions are made.
Janet Baker is a campaigner for the Women's Equality Party (WEP). As part of HuffPost UK's series asking campaigners from the 'other' parties why you should vote for them, Janet gives three reasons why you should lend your vote to the WEP on 8 June.
Our new manifesto will set out our ambitions in full. It is packed full of policies that will lift women - and consequently men, children and older people too - by focusing on social infrastructure, and creating a caring economy that works for individuals, families and communities while also growing and sustaining the economy. Since the Women's Equality Party started, we've seen other parties pick up our ideas and policies. This was always part of our plan - we just wish they'd take more of them and in greater detail. To help them do so, we'll be sending out our manifesto to all the other parties with a note attached: "steal me".
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.
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.
While we all did our best to not be caught out by April Fool’s gags on Saturday, the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has used
Women's Equality Party Leader says repercussions are being felt across the Atlantic.
Donald Trump may not have any power in the UK - but the impact of his “sustained attack” on women’s rights in the US has
It's fair to say that as a lawyer, I probably live and work in a bubble surrounded by likeminded people. I know I'm lucky and that my environment is not typical. On Wednesday I was speaking to a 17 year-old called Sarah, who is the daughter of a good friend and I was sharing my enthusiasm for the upcoming Women of the World (WOW) Conference in London and how important this is to us all.
Being the only female candidate in this mayoral race means I stand out. But I want to stand out because of what I stand for, not just because I am a woman. And that means making sure every vote counts.
Catherine Mayer, co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party and author, has issued a rallying cry for Brits to “seize the opportunity
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.
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.