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The Women’s Equality Party are contesting the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) election in North Yorkshire.
Every week, nine women in North Yorkshire experience sexual assault and seven experience rape. Reports of harassment and stalking shot up by 83% in North Yorkshire in just a year and an average of 15 domestic abuse offences are reported to the police every single day.
It doesn’t have to be like this. Violence against women is not inevitable.
Who is our candidate?
Dr Hannah Barham-Brown will be contesting the PFCC election in North Yorkshire on 25th November.
Working as GP Registrar in Leeds, and living in North Yorkshire, Hannah understands the needs of and the challenges faced by women, and took part in the protests against Philip Allott following his victim blaming comments. This is a huge opportunity to build a better future for women and girls in North Yorkshire, and send a message to politicians everywhere.
What will we do with the role?
The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners are responsible for huge remits and budgets to hold the police to account. North Yorkshire has shown exactly how powerful we are when we organised to remove Philip Allott from office after his disgraceful, victim blaming comments. Now it’s time to finish the job. Here's what WE will do:
- Make ending violence against women and girls a top policing priority.
- Launch an independent inquiry into misogyny in North Yorkshire Police. Run quarterly scrutiny panels reviewing the reasons abuse and sexual violence cases are dropped.
- Ringfence discretionary funding for EVAWG organisations, particularly for sustainable funding for specialised services supporting Disabled, LGBTQ+, black and minoritised women.
- Ensure specialist support for everyone reporting abuse and sexual violence.
- Implement compulsory training for all agencies working with black and minoritised women who are victims of violence.
- Ensure a trauma- informed and victim-led approach to investigations.
Enough is enough we will not allow politicians to sit idly by while women lose their lives, rights and freedoms in the face of violence.
Vote for Women's Equality Party candidate, Hannah Barham-Brown for the PFCC for North Yorkshire on 25th November.
Don’t let the Government roll back our rights to at-home medical abortion services
At home medical abortion services have revolutionised access to sexual healthcare. It has reduced the number of women accessing online abortion pills illegally by nearly 90%, increased speed of access to services despite a global pandemic and is the preferred form of treatment for the majority of patients.
There is absolutely no justification for withdrawing telemedical abortion services, and denying many women access to services and putting even more pressure on our health service.
Sign below to demand that the Government maintain access to telemedical abortion services.
Demand that your MP calls for an independent inquiry into the impact of the Covid pandemic on Disabled people.
- Follow this link to find and contact your MP.
- Use the template copy below to send to your MP.
- Edit the email to include your MP's name and your name, and to include any additional comments.
Dear [Your MP’s name] MP,
I am writing to ask you to act urgently to call for an independent inquiry into the impact of the Covid pandemic on disabled people, which also includes an analysis into the impact that gender has on outcomes for disabled people.
A study carried out by the Office for National Statistics and researchers at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine , issued a report in June of this year. The report’s findings included the following:
[D]isabled people were at higher risk because they are disproportionately exposed to a range of circumstances that actually disadvantaged them, as no single factor explained the results. In addition, we found that disabled people were at higher risk of death from all causes during this period, only a fraction of which involved COVID-19. This finding implies a need to improve services and access to healthcare for disabled people, and tackling the drivers of disadvantage and excess mortality, both during and after the pandemic.
Over a decade of austerity that has targeted disabled people, a fundamental lack of funded social care and multiple barriers to accessing education or work have led to higher mortality rates. While disabled men have also seen a huge disparity in outcomes, the additional discrimination faced by women puts disabled women at higher risk.
Key facts from this study include:
- People with learning disabilities were approximately 4-5 times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19, and 7-8 times more likely to die.
- Working-age disabled women with higher support needs are 91% more likely to die then their non-disabled counterparts.
- Working-age disabled women with lower support needs are twice as likely to die as their non-disabled counterparts.
- 58% of those who died from COVID-19 in England were disabled people.
When Dominic Cummings shared the whiteboard picture with the words “Who do we not save?” We knew the answer was Disabled women.
In the summer the Women’s Equality Party Disability Caucus protested for 91 hours at Parliament square to highlight these shocking findings and to demand an inquiry The caucus also held local protests and an online rally to demand change.
Disabled women are not just a statistic you can ignore, but women with full and ordinary lives. We are your sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunties and friends. We have careers and degrees, and we have hopes and dreams just like everyone else. Disabled women should not have been more at risk of dying from Covid.
As your constituent I am asking you to please join calls demanding an inquiry into the impact of the Covid pandemic on disabled people
[Your name and address]
Dear Sadiq Khan,
We are writing to ask you to make London a Sanctuary City for abused migrant women.
Our city is facing two pandemics, the COVID-19 virus and the violence that it exacerbates. In the last year, rates of domestic abuse and other forms of gender based violence have spiralled across our city, and despite government rhetoric, many migrant women have been left to face that abuse alone.
The government recently announced that it was putting travellers up in quarantine hotels, demonstrating that they have the resources and infrastructure to rapidly house people when there is political will. But they refuse to demonstrate that will, support or funding to ensure that migrant women are not trapped with their abusers.
As you know, the government’s ‘hostile’ or ‘compliant’ environment policies are stopping migrant women from leaving abusive relationships or seeking help. By stamping passports with No Recourse to Public Funds and excluding migrant women from accessing the welfare safety net, the government is denying women and children safe refuge and trapping them at home with their abusers. We can and must do better.
In the last year you have shown leadership on this issue by providing safe accommodation to 200 women fleeing domestic abuse - including migrant women. You have also funded a limited number of temporary bed spaces for women with No Recourse to Public Funds by funding the Covid-19 Crisis Project run by Southall Black Sisters and Solace Women’s Aid, but this is nowhere near enough to meet demand. Many women remain trapped in abuse and without hope of protection and support. Even with the surge in domestic violence during lockdown, which has resulted in a 34% increase in calls to domestic violence hotlines, four in five migrant women are still turned away from refuges - often with children in tow.
We are asking you to go further by overriding the government’s inhumane policies to make London a Sanctuary City, just as Mayors across the US have done in response to Trump’s racist immigration enforcement actions. We are calling on you to ensure that migrant women in London will never be referred to the Home Office if they report their abuse to the police, and to guarantee each woman and her children:
- Safe accommodation
- £50 allowance per week, plus extra for children
- Access to wrap-around specialist support
- Legal advice and representation
Violence is not inevitable. Mayors always have a choice about whether and how to respond to the challenges facing the people and communities they represent.
We urge you to stand up to the government and to defy their inhumane hostile environment policies by ensuring that the most marginalised women are given the sanctuary and support to rebuild their lives. In doing so, you will be sending a message that London must be open and safe, for everyone.
Mandu Reid, Leader of the Women's Equality Party
Pragna Patel, Founder and Director of Southall Black Sisters
Baljit Banga, Executive Director, Imkaan
Rosanna Lewis & Ngozi Fulani, Sistah Space
Jasbindar Bhatoa, Senior Legal Officer, Rights of Women
Gisela Valle, Director, Latin American Women's Rights Service
Halaleh Taheri, Founder & Executive Director, Middle Eastern Women & Society Organisation-MEWSo
Gabriela Quevedo, Director for Advocacy and Influencing, Latin American Women’s Aid
Matt Hawkins, Co-Director, Compassion in Politics
Karen Ingala Smith, Chief Executive, NIA
Camille Rouse, Legal Advice Service Manager, London Black Women’s Project
Parents and Early Years providers are at breaking point and unless the government acts now, women’s unemployment will continue to soar - deepening and lengthening the economic crisis for everyone. This will affect mothers on the lowest incomes most acutely, who are nine times more likely to lose their jobs as a result of the latest school closures and lockdown.
Since March last year parents have been asked to home school their children for 100 working days. The result is that women are more likely to quit their jobs or be made redundant and children are being left behind.
We are calling on the government to introduce urgent measures to keep childcare and parents afloat through lockdown and beyond.
- A legal right to shared furlough or guaranteed Self-Employment Income Support for all parents. Currently, parents only have the right to request furloughing and 75% have been refused.
- Early Years and school staff to be prioritised in the next round of vaccines so that they can reopen safely as soon as possible.
- Increase child benefits to £50 per child and maintain the £20-a-week uplift in universal credit. With children at home, household bills are mounting and forcing families into poverty.
- Ten days extra paid annual leave for all parents and 20 days for single parents to help them manage caring responsibilities without the risk of redundancy.
- A bailout for nurseries to stop them closing permanently.
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