Join our Holyrood election campaign!
WE are delighted to announce that seven fantastic Women’s Equality Party members have been selected to contest the Glasgow and Lothian regions in the Holyrood election!
Our candidates represent the grassroots activism that this Party is built on and WE are excited to bring that experience and knowledge to our campaign to change the law on consent and achieve gender equality in Scotland.
Standing for the Women’s Equality Party in Glasgow are:
- Ruth Wilkinson
- Suzanne Martin
- Esthi Thurston
- Anna Nordahl
Standing for the Women’s Equality Party in Lothian are:
- Emma Watt
- David Renton
- Lucy Hammond
WE are proud to be standing in the 2021 Holyrood election and campaigning to end sexual violence in Scotland!
In Scotland, legally someone only has to have ‘reasonable belief’ that consent was given, perpetuating stereotypes about women ‘bringing it on themselves’ and ‘asking for it’. That is why WE are calling for the law on consent to be reformed so it is unambiguous and unequivocal! Consent is not ambiguous and until our law reflects this, we will never be able to prevent sexual violence. It is time to end ‘reasonable belief’ in sexual consent.
WE need as many people as possible to help us activate our members, so we can win the biggest possible vote share in Edinburgh and Glasgow and change the law on consent. Our candidates and election volunteers will also be campaigning on the Party's eight priorities: Equal Representation, Equal Pay and Opportunity, Equal Parenting and Caregiving, Equal Education, Equality in Health, Equality in the Media and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
If you can give just a few hours, you can make a huge difference to our campaign.
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