Women's Equality Party

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.
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.
This chance to gather together, debate and celebrate is an assured first step only 18 months after the Women's Equality Party - having ignited recognition in so many people eager for change - became a revolutionary reality. We shoulder our bags, my daughter and I. We're heading home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeremy, it is admirable that you have taken up the 'women's' issue. It is necessary for women's position in society to be free from discrimination and for equality of opportunity and treatment to be the norm. However, what is missing is the recognition of equality of worth for those who work, unwaged, outside the paid economy.
There's a supposed curse that brings on days like the ones through which we are now living. It goes: "May you live in interesting times." Interesting times - the worst of things. Unpredictable, alarming, dangerous. A frightening change from knowing between dawn and dusk the rough template of our lives and the scope of our choices.
This morning the sun is out in London. This morning we've all got a chance to make history by voting for the first political party - the only political party - that puts equality for women front and centre of all of its policies.
Voting a Women's Equality Party MSP into Holyrood this week would ensure that Scotland can make real progress towards being the most gender equal country in the world.