Campaign updates from Green Party Women

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

2017 Campaign update: End Immigration Detention, Decriminalise Sex Work

13 May 2017

Greens launch manifesto for gender equality at Yarl’s Wood detention centre ahead of major demonstration, Pledging to shut down detention centres, protect sex workers through decriminalisation, and save women’s healthcare

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On International Women's Day 2018

1. Close Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre As women continue their hunger strike, Deputy Leader Amelia Womack was at the Home Office with protesters in solidarity.

2. Allow MPs to job-share Former Women’s Equality Spokesperson Sarah Cope and GPW Secretary Clare Lorraine Phipps were on Radio 4’s Westminster Hour talking about the campaign to increase diversity in our Parliament by allowing MPs to job-share.
Clare and Sarah at the BBC

3.Make misogyny a thing of the past Green Party Women are asking anyone who has worked in the third sector (now or in the past) to consider completing the Charityworks 'Sexism In The Third Sector' Survey on sexism and harassment. The research will help them understand the strengths and weaknesses of the sector, while ensuring it is open and safe for all people. Hear Green Party Women Membership Secretary RoseMary Warrington with others at the Home Office hand in of our petition to Make Misogyny a hate crime below.

4. Safeguarding reproductive rights Green Party Women are an official supporter of BPAS' 'Back Off' campaign. If you have been affected, in any way, by anti-abortion activity outside a clinic and would like to contribute to a survey of experiences you can do so here

5.Celebrating 100 years since the UK’s first women voted While Caroline Lucas MP popped into a very special broom cupboard, Amelia and Co-Leader Jonathan Bartley MP, as well as Molly Scott Cato MEP and former Leader Natalie Bennett went #HungryforDemocracy. We also remembered those women who didn’t gain equal voting rights until a decade later, as well as the women of colour, disabled and queer women whose achievements in gaining women’s suffrage have been underappreciated.

Caroline in Emily Wilding Davison Broom Cupboard