Campaign updates from Green Party Women

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

Why women stand for the Green Party

11 May 2017

Esther Obiri-Darko, Tooting Candidate: "When I looked at the political landscape I didn't see anyone that represented me.. So after years of getting angry at the fear-mongering, I decided to stand for the only party that championed equality in all aspects of society. I also felt that if young BAME women never saw other BAME women in politics, how would they every come to think “this could be for me?” “I could be that”

Green Party pledges equal treatment for physical and mental health in boost to women's health

10 May 2017

The Green Party has announced three mental health pledges in Worcester today. Women are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders, and are also more likely to be diagnosed with other common mental health problems.

Local elections show Greens' Vix Lowthian main contender against Tories as Isle of Wight MP

05 May 2017

The Green Party’s total vote of 5,607 is a huge increase on 2013 when the party stood in one ward and got 297 votes. This time Greens left Labour in second place on 4,134 votes with the Lib Dems in third with 2,783.

LGBTIQA+ refugees, trans women, non binary rights, and those who are intersex top Green Manifesto Launch

28 April 2017

Greens commit to making LGBTIQA+ refugees welcome, decent HIV prevention, and rights for all gender identities. Launch in church sets clear distance between Greens and Lib Dems after condemnation of Tim Farron's remarks about religion and homosexuality. Aimee Challenor, Green Party LGBTIQA+ spokesperson, who is the only openly trans spokesperson of a UK Political Party, jointly launched manifesto with Jonathan Bartley Green Party Co-Leader.

Women’s Equality Party Leader endorses Caroline Lucas and stands down in 5 key Green seats

27 April 2017

In return, local Green Party members have voted not to field a candidate in Shipley, where the Women’s Equality Party leader Sophie Walker is standing as a candidate in a bid to oust Mr Davies.

Molly Scott Cato MEP announces candidacy in Bristol West

18 April 2017

Molly Scott Cato, MEP for the South West, will stand in Bristol West for the Green Party in the early General Election on June 8.

Green Party Candidates Campaign To Lift Ban On Job-share MPs Begins

10 April 2015

Sarah Cope and Clare Phipps' request for joint candidacy submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on Thursday 9th April was rejected today by the Electoral Returning Officer on the grounds of a job-share ban for MPs.

Green Party Announce Gender Balance for London General Election Candidates

03 April 2015

The Green Party has announced that they have selected 36 women and 37 men to contest the full set of London constituencies.

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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...