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In 1918 the first women got the vote in the UK.
100 years later, we are still marching. We refuse to wait another century for gender equality.
This party was borne out of a demand for a different kind of politics - collaborative, focused and no-nonsense. Our members are working together in every part of the UK to deliver change - because equality is better for everyone. Be part of it.
'Looking at key moments over the last hundred years, 2018 seems to me to have the potential to be a really pivotal moment for women. It’s up to all of us to make it so.'
- Helen Pankhurst
The General Election on 8 June is a chance to put hope and opportunity back on the agenda.
WE believe the UK can become the first gender-equal country in the world. Our policies will make the economy flourish and create opportunities for everybody.
WE will prioritise building up a sustainable care economy. WE are committed to truly shared parental leave, universal affordable childcare, and health and social care that works for all of us.
WE will work tirelessly to replace the broken funding model for violence against women services so that specialist services can get back on their feet.
WE will not allow women’s voices – including those of BAME women, disabled women, migrant women, working class women and LGBT+ women – to be sidelined by Brexit.
WE are committed to internationalism, a strong relationship with the European Union and continuing membership of the Council of Europe, as well as new trade deals and a new immigration system that ensure human rights and gender equality, and are made for the best economic and social good of the whole country.
On 21 January WE marched across the UK in our tens of thousands, in the biggest mass mobilisation for women's equality in history.
You joined the march. Now join the movement. Together, WE take women's equality from protest to power.
The Women’s Equality Party: Women's March Mission Statement
WE are the Women’s Equality Party and WE defend the rights of women of all backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities and experiences in order that all may have a voice and so that our country may flourish as women enjoy the same rights and opportunities as men.
WE march on Saturday to reject the rhetoric of division and hate and the rise of xenophobia in this country and around the world. Racism and sexism threaten to roll back hard-won freedoms and halt progress in areas where there is still so much to do.
WE march together because our future and our inequalities are inextricably bound. Unless our future is shaped by the voices of all women – including BAME women, migrant women, disabled women, working class women and LGBTQ+ women – everyone will be poorer for it.
WE march to reclaim our democracy and bring the interests of all women into the political space because the inequalities we face are different, and where our inequalities intersect they magnify to such an extent that nothing short of a movement will dismantle them.
Our March Goals
WE demand an end to violence against women and reject any form of politics that normalises assault and harassment. We view any form of violence against us, including any attack on our reproductive rights, as an attack on our freedom and a step towards curtailing our participation in society, politics and the economy. And so WE say that the UK government must ratify the Istanbul Convention and provide sufficient and sustainable funding for prevention, protection, prosecution and provision of specialist services.
WE demand equal access to work and to worker’s rights. The process of Brexit must not ignore equal pay, shared parental leave, affordable childcare, flexible working or equal access to work. WE say that trade deals must be based on an understanding of how they affect women and men and deliver economic and social good for the whole country. WE say that the value of women’s paid and unpaid work must be recognised through the provision of sufficient and sustainable public services.
WE demand an immigration system that sees women and values their contribution to our economy and to our society – a system that doesn’t trap women in a state of dependency or penalise those who care for their children or relatives. WE will never accept a system and set of priorities that refuses women fleeing violence access to vital services or locks up pregnant women or survivors of torture and gender based violence.
WE demand an equal education system for the next generation so that all girls of all backgrounds may have equal opportunities for future careers and creativity according to the scope of their ambition rather than limited gender stereotypes. WE insist on mandatory sex and relationships education that supports children to understand consent and respect for one another, whatever their sexual orientation.
WE demand equal representation in politics so that our government may go forward to make decisions about our future with an understanding of the different experiences and needs of women. WE say that all political parties must urgently ensure parity of representation for women, including BAME women and disabled women, so that women’s voices are heard as we steer the United Kingdom through a period of unparallelled uncertainty.
The first ever Women's Equality Party Conference took place from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November 2016 at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester.
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The EU referendum vote is taking place this week
WE are campaigning to build and protect the rights of women, whether Britain leaves or stays in the EU, so that women and girls have equal opportunities, equal representation and are free from the threat of violence regardless of the outcome of the referendum.
We bring our non-partisan stance to this campaign as a challenge to all the other parties to take equality for women seriously, out of political point-scoring and into the field of essential human rights. Because we will only make progress when we break down the existing narrative that women's equality belongs only on a certain part of the political spectrum rather than a priority for all
In the media, the debate around Brexit has been dominated by male voices.
But WE know women have a lot to say on EU membership.
Party leader Sophie Walker spelled this out in an article in the New Statesman and contributed to an article on women and the EU for iNews. Sophie also chaired the Women Who Build Britain event on the impact of Brexit on 9 June.
Our co-founder Catherine Mayer spoke at a Fawcett Society debate in April.
WE are leading the charge in making sure women's voices are heard in the build-up to this vital vote.
The Women’s Equality Party is not taking a party line on the EU referendum vote (click here for more). But WE do want women to vote.
So WE have asked some amazing women to explain why it's so important, starting with Sophie Walker.
Click here to watch more vlogs - you can also add your voices to the discussion by sending in your videos (no more than 60 seconds) to email@example.com.
It is 150 years since the first petition for female suffrage was presented to Parliament. It took 62 years for women to get equal voting rights.
The future of the UK is in your hands - make sure you exercise your right to vote.