Campaign updates from Green Party Women

Green Party Women at the celebration of the life of Emily Wilding Davison

Inspired by Emily Wilding Davison, The Green Party issues a challenge to make history

08 June 2013

Green Party Women joined in the celebrations of the life of Emily Wilding Davison today (Saturday 8th June). Held simultaneously in Victoria Park, east London, and in Morpeth, Northumberland women gathered on what was the exact centenary of her death. She was trampled by the King’s horse during the Derby on 4th June whilst possibly trying to attach a ‘Votes for Women’ banner to his harness. The horse and jockey fell but were unharmed, whilst Wilding Davison died four days later of her injuries.

Greens Take Further Step to Promote Women General Election Candidates

26 February 2013

THE Green Party’s spring conference on Monday took a further step towards the goal, established at Autumn Conference last year, to achieve at least 50% of female candidates in general elections. Conference agreed that if no woman has come forward when the initial nomination period closes, a second call for nominations will be made.

Euro MP Welcomes UN Ruling on Female Genital Mutilation

30 November 2012

Euro MP Welcomes UN Ruling on Female Genital Mutilation

Green Party Women Attend UK Feminista Rally and Lobby of Parliament

Green Party Women Attend UK Feminista Rally and Lobby of Parliament

24 October 2012

Green Party Women joined over 200 people from around the country to meet face to face with their MPs to call for urgent action on women’s equality.

European European Parliament votes for stricter safety checks for breast implants

14 July 2012

Product register, improved product traceability, and a pre-market authorisation system recommended

Green MEP for London welcomes Parliament appeal to ban Female Genital Mutilation

14 June 2012

"This act of physical, psychological and emotional abuse that affects hundreds of thousands of women and girls each and every day."

New research highlights grave concerns over poor treatment of women asylum seekers in Europe

30 May 2012

For thousands of women, the experience of attempting to claim asylum is one hallmarked by crippling shame, anxiety and confusion.

Government's reckless cuts are hitting women hardest

08 March 2012

"The Government should instead look to invest in the economy and a coherent job creation programme."

Jenny Jones, London Mayoral candidate, talks about women and politics

20 January 2012

"If we don’t have women in positions of power, the world Is a much worse place."

Greens call for show of strength from MPs to oppose Nadine Dorries' 'Victorian' sex education bill

20 January 2012

"It is important that this attempt to impose the moral views of a tiny sliver of British society on the rest of the citizens is resoundingly defeated."

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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