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Why get involved?
Last week, a report revealed police officers making sickening ‘jokes’ about sexually assaulting colleagues, abusing their partners, and using disgraceful racist and ableist language and more.
WE took action by placing 'fake incident' signs around the police station involved in the report, and by making 750 calls to the Home Secretary to demand an independent inquiry into misogyny and a radical overhaul of the Police force.
Out of roughly 750 Met officers and staff who faced sexual misconduct allegations, just 83 of them were sacked. Priti Patel is responsible for holding the Police to account. She has the power to launch an independent and statutory inquiry into misogyny for ALL police forces.
It is imperative WE continue taking action to ensure our demands are heard.
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#OnlyStatuesMatter - PHASE TWO ✊
The government’s Policing Bill suffered significant defeats in the Lords, but this new legislation will still introduce an absurd potential ten-year prison sentence for defacing a statue while doing nothing to end violence against women - unless we keep the pressure up.
New measures have been added to the Bill to make misogyny a hate crime and to tackle drink spiking, but the government will throw them out unless we act now. Help us send a message to the government that women’s lives matter more than statues.
While the government has been battling to pass this indefensible legislation, 1.6m women are experiencing DA every year, and nearly ninety percent of women have reported experiencing harassment. Women are being let down.
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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,
Women are exhausted, we are heartbroken, we are afraid. Over the last week women across the UK have been united in their sorrow and rage over the disappearance of Sarah Everard, and the fact that a Metropolitian Police Officer has now been charged for her kidnapping and murder.
This weekend women shared their stories of the lengths they have to go to try to feel safe in our city. Holding keys like knuckle dusters, avoiding going out at night, hiding disabilities, pretending to talk on the phone, walking down the train until they find a carriage with another woman. One woman described pulling strands of her hair out in a taxi to leave DNA evidence in case anything happened.
Enough is enough. You have the power to change this.
- The Met cannot be trusted to investigate their own officer, especially when they are being investigated for their handling of an earlier indecent exposure allegation. As Police and Crime Commissioner for London, you must ensure the investigation into Sarah’s death is passed to a neighbouring police force.
- Invest in a specialist police squad to tackle gender based violence in London and restore women’s trust in the criminal justice system. Hold the Met to account for improving charging rates.
- Make ending violence against women and girls your top priority. Set and publish targets for crime reduction and appoint a Deputy Mayor to take the lead.
- Guarantee sustainable funding for specialist violence against women and girls services based on need, so that no woman is ever turned away from safe refuge in our city. This must include migrant women.
Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. You, as Mayor, as London’s Police and Crime Commissioner, have a choice about whether and how to respond to the realities women and girls in our city are facing. For far too long our very real fears have been minimised and ignored by politicians. But enough is enough.
Leader of the Women’s Equality Party