Campaign updates from Green Party Women

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.

Wool Against Weapons

11 March 2015

Green Party Women members, alongside anti-nuclear protesters from across the country, descended on Aldermaston on Saturday 9th August, to unfurl a seven mile long pink peace scarf between the two nuclear weapons sites, Aldermaston and Burghfield.

Green Party Women Go To Aldermaston

Green Party Women Go To Aldermaston

15 January 2014

Sunday 12th January saw several members of Green Party Women attend the women’s peace camp at the Aldermaston Nuclear Weapons Establishment in Berkshire. Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader, was in attendance, alongside Green Party Women Chair Sarah Cope.

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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