Campaign updates from Green Party Women

Success for period poverty campaign

18 March 2019

Government funding for free sanitary products in all English secondary schools and colleges has been welcomed as a "huge step" by Green Party Women. But they say it should include primary schools.

After 100 years women finally outnumber men in Parliament thanks to #AskHerToStand

29 November 2018

Green Party Women were honoured to be part of an event which saw the House of Commons welcome hundreds of women from across the UK to Westminster to inspire them to stand for political office.

Ongoing Campaigns: Greens go Environmenstrual

23 October 2018

GPW has officially joined the Women's Environment Network (WEN)'s Environmenstrual Coalition of organisations that wish to improve availability, access and use of sustainable period products. London Assembly Member Caroline Russell has been working on the issue as Chair of the Greater London Authority Environment Committee, who have produced a great "Unflushables" report.

Ongoing campaigns: Government announce Equal Civil Partnerships will go ahead

06 October 2018

Following Supreme Court's verdict that the current law is discriminatory, the Government has announced it will act to remedy the current inequality which means the avenues of legal recognition for couples are determined by their sexuality and gender.

Ongoing Campaigns: Latest success brings us closer to making misogyny a hate crime

10 September 2018

Only a year after Deputy Amelia Womack launched the Greens' campaign to make misogyny a hate crime, the Government has announced a review of the law.

Ongoing Campaigns: Safety for Sex Workers

04 July 2018

Greens were at the heart of the campaign to stop the introduction of a new discriminatory law that would have penalised sex workers

Ongoing Campaign: Shut down Yarl's Wood

Ongoing Campaigns: Greens continue pressure to end scandal of refugee incarceration

30 June 2018

Work by Greens including MP Caroline Lucas has upped the pressure on the Government to review the inhumane indefinite detention of women at Immigration Removal Centres such as Yarl's Wood, where many survivors of torture are kept against Government's own guidelines.

Ongoing campaigns: Safeguarding reproductive rights

14 June 2018

Despite gains made over the last year, abortion still remains a criminal offence. Greens continue pressure for Parliament to repeal sections 58 and 59 of the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act, Victorian legislation which still removes women's control over their own bodies.

Ongoing campaigns: Making our democracy fair and representative

09 February 2018

Our politicians go #HungryforDemocracy to mark 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the UK and raise awareness that our electoral system means many votes still do not count, while the campaign to increase the diversity of MPs by lifting the ban on job-shares continues

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Amelia on International Day for the Elimation of Violence against Women and Girls: The UN has begun 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, ending on 10 December – Human Rights Day. Amelia Womack, Green Party Deputy Leader, has long campaigned for misogyny to be made a hate crime; here, she sets out steps the UK needs to take to improve its record on domestic abuse and violence against women. Read more in Green World...