The Women's Equality Party is a new collaborative force in British politics uniting people of all genders, diverse ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs and experiences in the shared determination to see women enjoy the same rights and opportunities as men so that all can flourish.
WE are here to give voice to all those who share our belief that equality is better for everyone.
Meet your fellow supporters and campaigners below and tell us why you are WE.
Finally a party that stands up for women's rights and I want to be part of this for far too long we have sat in the shadows now it's our turn to shine
because politics and life can overlook us and miss us out and that is bad for everyone. Because I wanted an inclusive party in politics. Because some people seem confused about feminism and the fact it's good for everyone for women to be seen as equals in life.
Politics still looks like a boys club, women are still criticised for their looks no matter how they present. LGBT+ people are still marginalised and people of colour still face discrimination on every level. We are all human, we should all be equal. As bell hooks said, feminism is for everybody, so our government and culture should reflect everybody.
Because I am fed up with people not understanding the continued drive for equality. The patriarchy infiltrates every facet of our society and even when it's seemingly benign it still impacts on how we see women's role in society.
Despite much advancement women still occupy the lowest paid jobs, are poorly represented in the media, boardrooms and in politics and shoulder the majority of the responsibility for unpaid care work. Gender stereotypes are rife and children are pigeonholed from birth and expected to behave according to limiting gender based expectations. This negatively effects everyone. WE can change this, together, all of us, now!
I joined because I hope for a better future, equality and fairness for all women.
There are still inequalities affecting women which I thought would be gone years ago, apparent in so many aspects of our lives at home, at work, on-line and in our communities. Now feels like the time to stand up and insist that people in power acknowledge and address those inequalities, for the benefit of all genders. "Every day of your life is an opportunity to reverse the long and ugly history of inequality that has dogged our existence since the dawn of time." Tahmima Anam
In the run up to the May General Election, I was at home watching the leaders debates and really couldn't decide where to align myself or place my vote. I wished for a party that would put women's rights front and centre, rather than as an after thought or a tag on policy. the wish came true in the form of the Women's Equality Party, and jumped at the chance to set up the first local branch in Edinburgh. I haven't looked back since, and can't wait to see where this important and exciting adventure takes us.
I am tired of women being referred to in all areas of life like a specialist group rather than 51% of the population. The diversity between women is far greater than that between men and women. We are individuals, as are men, and should be treated as such.
I am constantly frustrated that I live in a world where equality doesn't yet exist. I've never been all that political but I knew as soon as I heard about WEP that this was finally a cause I believed in.
I'm struck everyday by the difference in how women and girls are valued compared to men and boys. And I think it is getting worse not better. And boys should be able to be themselves free from male stereotypes too. Equality is the answer and not to be feared.
Like many others, I was aware of other countries having political parties which stood for women's equality and in the back of my mind somewhere hoped that it would be only a matter of time before the UK got one too. Also, like many others, the first news I heard was via BBC Radio 4 with the announcement on one day that Sandi was standing down from the News Quiz (sad face) and the following day that reason was she was founding a Women's Equality Party (happy face). I knew instantly that I wanted to get involved and I'm now helping to run my local branch in Southwark!
Underpaid, undervalued, underrepresented, underprioritised. Understand this: WE will fight for equality until it is won, and won for everyone.
we need to listen to experiences from across our society, and make sure women aren't cut out of decision making
Amazed to see how differently my daughter and son are treated. Let's not silence little girls and only commend them for their dress sense. Full of hope that @WEP_UK will achieve this.