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Policy Committee

Policy Committee

What is the Policy Committee?

The Policy Committee is made of the spokesperson and movement builder for each of our seven policy areas, plus Scotland. It is chaired by the leader of the party, Mandu Reid.

A number of positions are currently up for election, you can view the candidates at https://nom.ukevote.uk/wep/districts. If you are a member, you should have received an email with instructions to vote from UK Engage. If you have any questions about the election please see our FAQs page at https://nom.ukevote.uk/wep/faqs.

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Equal Representation 

Equal Pay and Opportunity

Equal Parenting and Caregiving

Equal Media

Equal Education

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Equality in Health

Equal Scotland

 

About the Policy Committee

How were the Policy Committee members chosen?

Our first Policy Committee was elected at our 2016 Conference via a secret ballot. Their terms have now come to an end and these positions are being contested. Other positions were created or became vacant since the 2016 Conference and were elected at our 2018 Conference or via an electronic ballot. 

What do Policy Committee members do?

Individually, the spokespeople participate in public debates on their area on behalf of the Party, in consultation with the Party Leader or Chief of Staff. The movement builders reach out to organisations and individuals to build relationships with people relevant to their policy area. They are also required to monitor developments in their policy areas and update the Leader and other spokespeople on developments, as well as build alliances with organisations that share the Party’s objectives.

Can members put forward motions to update policies? 

Motions to change, update or add to our policies can be put forward by members, branches, the Party Leader and the Policy Committee, in accordance with the Party’s Constitution. Collectively, the Policy Committee reviews all policy motions to check their coherence and consistency with our mission and objectives, before they are put forward to Party Conference.

You can contact the teams for each policy area at their dedicated email addresses, given below.   

Objective: Equal Representation 

Read about the policy >>

Contact the team: equalrepresentation@womensequality.org.uk

Spokesperson for Equal Representation

Position up for election: Results will be published 29 January 2020

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Pamela Ritchie,
Movement Builder for Equal Representation

Pamela joined The Women’s Equality Party in 2016 and has been actively involved with the Greenwich Branch from the start, standing in the local elections in May 2018. She is also an active campaigner for proportional representation with Make Votes Matter, attending alliance building events, discussing national campaigns with cross party MPs as well as some of the leading voices in electoral reform. She is passionate about connecting our grassroots campaigning with communities and national organisations to bring about change.

 

Objective: Equal Pay and Opportunity 

Read about the policy >>

Contact the team: equalpay@womensequality.org.uk

Spokesperson for Equal Pay and Opportunity

Position up for election: Results will be published 29 January 2020

 

Movement Builder for Equal Pay and Opportunity

Position up for election: Results will be published 29 January 2020

Objective: Equal Parenting and Caregiving 

Read about the policy >>

Contact the team: equalcare@womensequality.org.uk

Spokesperson for Equal Parenting and Caregiving

Position up for election: Results will be published 29 January 2020

Movement Builder for Equal Parenting and Caregiving

Position up for election: Results will be published 29 January 2020

 

 

Objective: Equal Media 

Read about the policy >>

Contact the team: equalmedia@womensequality.org.uk  

Spokesperson for Equal Media

Position up for election: Results will be published 29 January 2020

Rozina Ahmed
Movement Builder for Equal Media

Rozina has worked for the Mayor’s Office (GLA) for almost 15 years on various strategies and policies delivering key cultural festivals and events -promoting equality, diversity, inclusion and social integration to a multicultural international audience. 
 
She has also worked at the BBC in Documentaries & Investigation where she established extensive experience and knowledge of media law and key broadcasting guidelines. 
 
"I absolutely believe I will make a positive contribution to WEP and implement action that will leave a positive legacy for future generations".

 

Objective: Equal Education 

Read about the policy >>

Contact the team: equaleducation@womensequality.org.uk

Spokesperson for Equal Education

Position up for election: Results will be published 29 January 2020

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Guilene Marco, 
Movement Builder for Equal Education

Guilene is an activist and has been organising community events and campaigning on local issues, such as fighting against budget cuts in education and joining the national campaign Fair Funding in All Schools.

Objective: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls 

Read about the policy >>

Contact the team: endvawg@womensequality.org.uk

Spokesperson for Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Position up for election: Results will be published 29 January 2020

Movement Builder for Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Position up for election: Results will be published 29 January 2020

Objective: Equality in Health

Read about the policy >>

Contact the team: equalhealth@womensequality.org.uk

Rebecca Manson Jones,
Spokesperson for Equality in Health

Rebecca has been active in WEP since joining as a founding member. She has been a candidate three times, most recently in the Lewisham Council Elections where she polled 1 in 4 voters. She has been advocating for WEP at events and workshops around the country and was part of the working group that created the Equal Health Care policy. In her personal life, Rebecca has experience of the Health and Social Care systems as an end of life carer and as a patient.
Professionally Rebecca is currently the Interim Director of Oily Cart the UK’s leading touring theatre creating immersive work for early years, children and young people with complex needs and Autistic Spectrum conditions and deaf/blind young people. She has a 20 year record of developing diversity and inclusion in theatre and participatory as a director. Her participatory work has been cited by Arts Council England as a model of good practice.

Meera Khanna (formerly Feldman)
Movement Builder for Equality in Health

Meera is an Economics graduate and mum of two with 20 years experience in advertising and marketing. She founded The Nest Club to revolutionise postnatal care in the UK through empowering, modern day education and practical, hands on help and support.
 
Working with experts in the medical and wellness space she is keen to find a more personalised approach to women’s health and to lobby for change in the language used in maternity so it is more positive and encouraging.

 

Objective: Equality in Scotland

e-mail scotland.policy@womensequality.org.uk

Spokesperson for Equality in Scotland

Position up for election: Results will be published 29 January 2020

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Suz Martin
Movement Builder for Scotland

As a public affairs professional for a national mental health charity, Suz can be found in the Scottish Parliament and in constituency offices on a regular basis, in addition to the many meetings with civil servants, promoting carefully developed policy positions. 
She has experience in a myriad of policy areas, from planning and environmental regulation, right through to healthcare, social care, and social security.
 
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