New Year, New determination to dismantle the patriarchy!
2018 is going to be about building our numbers and getting ourselves local election ready, for 2019.
Make creating equality your resolution for this year and come find out how you can get involved in our making an impact on our local communities.
From small ad-hoc tasks like putting up posters or finding venues for events, to becoming a Branch Officer and everything in between. We're looking for involvement at all levels.
Come and chat equality and how we get there, over a cocktail or a cuppa (or whatever else you fancy). Help us decide what we focus our energies on and find out how you can help us get stuff done.
Want to get to know us a bit first? Pop by for a drink at 7pm - we'll be in social mode and very happy to chat.
In our first branch meeting of the year we hope to harness some positivity for the year ahead. We will also be holding a workshop on Equality in Education. Please let us know if you are attending so we can ensure the space is big enough. The meeting is on the first floor of a building without a lift.
If this poses an access issue for us please let us know as soon as possible so that we try to find an alternate room.
Happy New Year!
This month’s gathering is in Towcester (we’re not just all about Milton Keynes!). WE’re delighted to be joined by our friend Sue Burke from MK Act. MK Act Domestic Violence Services have been providing vital and expert services to those affected by DV in the Borough of Milton Keynes for over 40 years. They provide a 28-flat refuge supporting both women and their children, Crisis Service including helplines, Perpetrators’ Programme with partner support, Training to professionals, Counselling and Outreach services.
Come and join us for an informal get together in the Saracen’s Head, Towcester. WE’re a small, friendly group, and love to meet new faces. WE hope to see you there.
Come along to the first meeting of 2018 of the Edinburgh/Lothian branch. A chance for you to meet other members and supporters, and together, plan what WE want to achieve this year to make 2018 the best year yet for Women's Equality!
Our first meeting of 2018, postponed from 9 January
Come and meet fellow members, WE will share what we learned at boot camp, get ready to knock on doors and practice with experienced Hackney-ers!
Come along to our open meeting in January. It will be an informal gathering for members and supporters to:
- get to know each other
- talk about women's rights and why we joined the Womens' Equality Party
- create a vision for the branch
- discuss potential roles that you could play in the branch.
There will be tea and cakes! The venue is wheelchair-friendly and close to public transport (Piccadilly Line and local buses).
Come along to our branch meeting and find out what we are planning, and how you can get involved.
See you there - all welcome
In the Centenary year since women got the vote, join us in celebrating the women standing up to change politics in Manchester!
It has been 100 years since (some) women gained the hard won right to vote... there have been huge steps forward in the rights of women since then, but now more than ever it feels as if there are still huge steps that we need to take.
The Women's Equality Party believes that we need more women in politics to make these steps forward happen.
Join us on Wednesday 24 January as we launch our plan for 2018, including the fabulous ladies who are standing in the upcoming local council elections to push forward gender equality. We will also host a talk from Professor Julia Rouse, head of the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University, alongside music and talks from Manchester Women's Equality Party.
Nibbles and a glass of wine will be provided with your ticket and a bar will be available! A great evening where you can learn more but also can get involved (if you wish).
In order to have more votes for women, and to stand these incredible women to vote for, we need some help:
- Can you donate your time to help us run this campaign...
- Do you have a business or skill that culd help us? Printing, leafletting, venue space, planning... we need it all!
- Could you make a financial donation to help us stand the candidates?
Please come along to hear about the incredible work we will be doing in 2018 and how you can get involved. We look forward to seeing you.
It's confirmed - WE Southwark will be standing a candidate in the Goose Green ward!
The Goose Green ward in East Dulwich is the only *confirmed* ward WE Southwark will be standing a councillor. So, our Goose Green residents will be able to vote for us! But for those of you who can't, it doesn't mean you can't help elect WEPs first ever councillor! We will be needing all of our volunteers and supporters to help in any way they can over the next few months; such as:
- Canvassing in person or on the phone
- Data entry
- Volunteers to wo-man our fortnightly stall on the North Cross Road Market
- and there will be plenty of other ways you can help...
If you want to find what the above will involve or discuss other ways you can help please pop down for a drink with us at the EDT. If you can't make it, you can always get in touch by emailing us at: email@example.com
What ward am I in..? -- Click here to view the new local electoral boundaries for Southwark