Join Reading branch officer Jon on International Men's Day and find out why the Women's Equality Party is the political party for men.
Drop-in for coffee at Jon's house in Reading on Sunday 19th November between 2pm and 4pm with your partner, family or friends. All genders welcome.
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Join us as we hear from the inspiring Kiko Matthews, Leanne Spencer, and Antonia Bannasch; on their past experiences and upcoming extreme physical challenges.
In 2009, Kiko survived a rare and life-threatening condition. Now she is attempting to become the fastest female to row the Atlantic, solo and unsupported. She will not only be looking to add her name to the handful of 5 women who have successfully made the crossing solo, but will also be aiming to cross the ocean in a world record time of 45 days: 11 days less than the current record of 56 days! This challenge proves that anyone can attempt anything given the right attitude, belief and support. She wants to use her story to inspire women to challenge themselves. Whether a physical, social or mental challenge, recognising the journey and developments you make, is key to developing confidence and independence.
Leanne and Antonia (aka 'Bodyshot') believe that it’s vital to take yourself into your discomfort zone if you want to build resilience and confidence. In this talk, they’ll discuss some of the things they’ve done to push themselves in their discomfort zones and what they have planned for next year, including a white collar boxing match, a run up (and down) Snowdon, and why they’ve been rollerskiing around the local parks of South London recently. We hope this talk will inspire you try something new and enjoy all the physical and cognitive benefits that can bring.
£5 entrance fee (82p is added by Eventbrite), and please bring cash (there aren't many cash machines nearby!) to buy food, drinks and merch!
Branch meeting. Come and find out what we have been up to and what we are about to do. Join the discussion, this meeting it is about gender stereotyping, particularly in the media and on social media. This will take place in the second part of the meeting.
We want more women in public office, with equal representation in all areas we can get on with the business of creating an equal Britain.
Are you interested in standing as a Councillor? Do you want to know what this role involves? Then look no further!
We are hosting a Q & A evening with former Councillor, Ishbel Brown.
We will find out what the role of being a councillor entails and the great work that can be achieved.
How much time do Councillors devote to their responsibilities with the Local Authority?
What are the typical responsibilities taken on by those elected as Councillors?
What are the highs and lows?
Our Branch Leader, Laura will begin the evening interviewing Ishbel. There will be the opportunity for the audience to ask their own questions too.
We look forward to seeing you there.
International End Violence Against Women Day is next week. To mark this, on Wed 22nd November the local branch of the Women’s Equality Party is hosting a discussion of campaigns (past and present) to address this in Essex and beyond. We still have one of the highest rates of domestic abuse in the country. How can we join forces to put an end to it?
• Aisha Gill (author of ‘Honour’ Killing and Violence)
• Alison Inman (president of the Chartered Institute of Housing and supporter of Women’s Aid)
• June Freeman (one of the founders of women’s refuges in Essex, and lead on the local history project, ‘You Can’t Beat a Woman’)
• Ilaria Boncori (interviewer on the ‘You Can’t Beat a Woman’ project)
• Chair: Pamela Cox (social historian and BBC documentary presenter)
The event starts at 7pm at Firstsite (Lewis Gardens, off East Hill/High St, Colchester). Open to all.
We look forward to seeing you!
This November we will be joining the Fawcett Society's Milton Keynes branch to celebrate the Women Who Made Milton Keynes. There will be an exhibition in the Central Library from 13th November to 11th December which contributes to MK 50th. The exhibition celebrates the life and work of ten women as examples of the many women who enriched the city and whose work has left a legacy.
The Milton Keynes branch of the Women's Equality Party will be joining the Fawcett Society on 23rd November, with the option of a follow-up drink and pizza. Come and join us to learn and share stories and meet other feminists activists.
Abortion does not belong in criminal law.
Despite decades of campaigning women in England, Scotland and Wales still risk prosecution when choosing to have an abortion. They still have to prove their pregnancy involves a bigger risk to their physical or mental health. They still have to ask for permission from two doctors to terminate their pregnancy.
This has to change and WE need your help to lead that change
Join us to take action for the decriminalisation of abortion.