Dying to Give Birth - Women's Equality

Spotlight on Dying to Give Birth

Spotlight on Dying to Give Birth

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It is your final chance to register for the WE LGBTQI caucus Black History Month event TONIGHT at 7pm - a discussion about the figures who shaped the world civil rights movement. Register for the zoom meeting here: 

And if you want to take your first,

or next steps to being a Race Ally please join us at 11.30am on Saturday for our own event Being a Race Equality Ally. A member of the Race Allies group of the Women's Equality Party will be joining us to lead discussions and help you find your feet. They will talk to us about their work, and to introduce aspects of the training that has been developed by members of the Race Equality Caucus.

This is an interactive session with plenty of opportunities to participate in discussion. All welcome!

Becoming a Race Equality Ally means that you move from being a passive observer to active participant; helping to build a fairer world.

 

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Which of our policy areas is most important to you? Tell us what you are most passionate about and we will add your input to our campaigns. Equal education, pay, health, parenting, representation, equality in the media, ending VAWG, the Doughnut Economy? Answer our online member survey here or you can reply to this email.

Earlier this year, the disproportionate rates of pregnancy-related and perinatal mental health challenges among Black women finally received wider attention. The Women’s Equality Party is continuing to support the campaign started in 2019 by FiveXmore in their efforts to get these disparities acknowledged and addressed, and WE ask you to lend your support too. 

WE East Kent are hosting a 5x More Likely event at 6pm on Wednesday 27th October

And in addition, renewed action to tackle high rates of neonatal mortality is being called for as new figures released in Baby Loss Awareness Week show Asian and Black babies and women living in the most deprived areas of the country are at substantially increased risk of neonatal mortality.

Caroline Lee-Davey, Chief Executive of Bliss, said: It is shameful that in the UK babies are more likely to die depending on their ethnicity or where their parents live, and it is vital that these ongoing health inequalities are addressed as a matter of urgency.

Finally, here's an easy way to get involved - from the comfort of your armchair!

There are so many worthy campaigns to support that it can be hard to keep track, so here is a handy list we've created for Actions to Take. The list includes petitions and surveys for both local and national campaigns covering a range of social, health and environmental topics aligning with equality for women.

 

 

SAVE THESE DATES

Congleton Climate festival 31st October - 12th November,  International Men’s Day event Wednesday 17th November, UK conference for pro-feminist men Friday 19th - 21st November

 

Thank you for continuing to support equality!

Verity, Helen, Sally, Louise, Deborah, Kay, Jane, Hannah

Women's Equality Cheshire East Branch Team

 

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Aint I a woman too?

IWD2022 Motherwell presentation by Jade Beckles

 

 


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