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Change can happen - Our statement on the election results

We went into this election with the intention of raising the profile of one urgent issue; violence against women and girls, because it goes to the heart of women’s inequality. Although we expected to have some impact, the success of our campaign far exceeded expectations.


The Women’s Equality Party welcomed the Tories' parole reform pledges, but with caution.

The Women’s Equality Party welcomed the Conservative Party’s pledge to reform the parole system, but said it risks placing the onus on victims to get the right outcomes.

The conservative Party’s reforms are a response to the outrageous and indefensible Parole Board decision in January 2018 that allowed serial rapist John Worboys early release from prison. The decision was subsequently challenged by victims and reversed, keeping Worboys in prison indefinitely. 


Women’s Equality Party warns that Brexit will increase gender pay gap

The Women’s Equality Party has today warned that the gender pay gap is likely to increase if the UK leaves the EU, making women more vulnerable to exploitation and violence.
 

Victory for abortion campaigners in Northern Ireland

Today represents a huge victory for the tireless campaigners who have spent years fighting for the rights of women in Northern Ireland, including our courageous activists.


Statement on Belfast High Court's decision on abortion

The Women's Equality Party welcomes by Belfast High Court’s ruling that Northern Ireland’s abortion law breaches human rights.


  
        
  

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