Motions to Conference 2020 - Women's Equality

Motions - Conference 2020

Motions - Conference 2020

A motion is a proposal for discussion at Party Conference. Motions that are adopted (voted for by party members at Conference) become party resolutions and official party policy, or change the way we run our Party. The deadlines for motion proposals, amendments and emergency motions have now passed. Members will debate the motions in three sessions at Party Conference.

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2020 Motions

Policy:

 

1. A Policy for Women in the Criminal Justice System

Proposed by: Greater Manchester WE Branch

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Amendment to include disabled women and other protected characteristics

Amendment proposed by: Freya Papworth on behalf of the Disability Caucus

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Motion as amended >>

The motion proposer accepted this amendment.

 

2. Combating Ageism requires action now

Proposed by: WE Windsor Branch

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Amendment to change ‘beauty’ to ‘cosmetic’

Amendment proposed by: The Greater Manchester Branch of the Women’s Equality Party

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Motion as amended >>

The motion proposer accepted this amendment.

 

3. Removing GCSEs from the English and Welsh Education System

Proposed by: Caroline Hunt

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4. An Online Education Policy for Disabled Children and Young People

Proposed by: Samantha Kelly on behalf of the Women’s Equality Disability Caucus

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Amendment title: An online education policy for disabled people across the UK

Amendment proposed by: Esthi Thurston

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Motion as amended >>

The motion proposer accepted this amendment.

 

5. Valuing the work of BAME women in health and social care roles

Proposed by: WE Lambeth Branch

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6. Update the Equality Act to include socio-economic status as a protected characteristic

Proposed by: Sellisha Lockyer

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7. What’s it worth? Addressing income inequality through pay transparency

Proposed by: Policy Committee

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8. Support for women disproportionately affected by long-term effects of Covid-19 and other pandemics

Proposed by: The Women’s Equality Party Policy Committee

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Amendment to ensure the motion does not result in a ‘2-tier system’, separating long-term effects of Covid-19 from other chronic health conditions

Amendment proposed by: Freya Papworth on behalf of the Disability Caucus

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Motion as amended >>

 

9. Statutory funding for women escaping violence to rebuild their lives

Proposed by: The Women’s Equality Party Policy Committee

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10. Reimagining the UK Economic and Political System

Proposed by: The Women’s Equality Party Policy Committee

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Amendment to remove random appointments to Local Councils

Amendment proposed by: Francesca Pridding on behalf of the Steering Committee

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Motion as amended >>

 

11. An affirmative consent law

Proposed by: Mandu Reid, Leader of the Women’s Equality Party

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12. Support and promote healthy and positive ageing for all women in the UK

Proposed by: WE Lewisham Branch

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First amendment to include the Social Model of disability as a leading example

Amendment proposed by: Rosie Loker

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Second Amendment to highlight the prevalence of domestic abuse separately to elder abuse

Amendment proposed by: Greater Manchester Branch

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Motion as amended >>

The motion proposer accepted these amendments. 

 

13. Improved care after pregnancy loss

Proposed by: Cairis Grant-Hickey

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Amendment Title: Preserving Abortion Rights

Amendment proposed by: Cath Smith

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Motion as amended >>

The motion proposer accepted this amendment.

 

14. Regulation of and liability for the porn industry relating to illegal images

Proposed by: Alex Borwick

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15. Ending sexism in schools: Curriculum, culture and environment

Proposed by: WE Barnet Branch 

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Amendment to expand the scope of the motion to ensure it is intersectional and addresses the overlapping discriminations that take place in schools

Amendment proposed by: Sellisha Lockyer on behalf of the BAME Caucus

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Motion as amended >>

The motion proposer accepted this amendment.

 

Emergency Motion:

EM1. A new settlement for social care - Addressing the Social Care Emergency in the UK

Proposed by: Athena Stevens

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Business:

16. Constitutional Amendments Required by 2018 Conference Decisions

Proposed by: The Women's Equality Party Steering Committee

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17. Appointments to the Steering Committee and the Appeals Body

Proposed by: The Women's Equality Party Steering Committee

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18. Steering Committee Business

Proposed by: The Women's Equality Party Steering Committee

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Amendment to add Steering Committee terms for Hub Co-ordinators and Policy Committee Members

Amendment proposed by: The Women’s Equality Party Steering Committee

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Motion as amended >>

The motion proposer accepted this amendment.

 

19. Use fairer voting systems for internal Women's Equality Party elections

Proposed by: WE Leeds Branch

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20. Caucuses in the Women’s Equality Party

Proposed by: The Women's Equality Party Steering Committee

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Amendment to clarify the election process for Steering Committee representatives and the criteria for becoming a recognised Caucus

Amendment proposed by: Rosie Loker on behalf of the Disability Caucus

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Motion as amended >>

The motion proposer accepted this amendment.

 

21. Branch leadership

Proposed by: WE Hackney Branch

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Amendment to changet to branch composition requirements

Amendment proposed by: Greater Manchester Branch

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Motion as amended >>

The motion proposer accepted this amendment.

 

22. Inclusion of Student Branch Societies in the Women’s Equality Party Constitution

Proposed by: WE Sheffield Branch

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23. Deputies to The Leader

Proposed by: Mandu Reid, Leader of the Women’s Equality Party

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24. Making equality-led climate action a core goal

Proposed by: WE Hackney branch

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Amendment to mainstream climate change across all WE objectives

Amendment proposed by: The Exeter branch of the Women's Equality Party

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Motion as amended >>

 

25. The Women’s Equality Party should adopt an anti-racism policy

Proposed by: Korina Holmes

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These motions have been validated by the Agenda Committee and the Policy Committee. Please note: while we are carrying out a consultation following from the special debate at conference 2018, the Agenda Committee will not accept amendments in relation to the consultation, including the definition or interpretation of related terminology or language.  

 

 

  
        
  

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