Campaign updates from Green Party Women

Green MP becomes Patron of violence against women campaign

23 November 2011

Campaign aims to commemorate the victims of sexist violence and fight gender inequality.

Green MEP visits Stratford Domestic Violence Advice Strategy

21 November 2011

Greens mark UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Parliament has a "clubland culture and family unfriendly working practices" according to the UK's only Green MP

19 October 2011

Lack of women "undermines the quality of law-making and scrutiny".

Green MEP calls for greater protection of sexual orientation and gender identity

29 September 2011

"All Member States and international organisations have a role to play in developing a climate where this kind of intolerance is rejected outright."

Lucas named "MP of the Year" at Women in Public Life awards

14 September 2011

"Until we see far more women represented at senior levels in politics and industry, I think awards like these are an important way of highlighting and celebrating female achievement."

Greens call for government apology for coerced adoptions

11 September 2011

"It's important to acknowledge the mistakes of the past and the huge amount of suffering caused by these practices."

Greens reject coalition plans to reduce maternity leave

08 August 2011

""While the Green Party is strongly in favour of measures to increase paternity leave, and the take-up of it, this should not be at the expense of maternity leave."

Brighton City council has most women representatives in country

08 June 2011

Forty-four percent of councillors are women.

Climate change disproportionately affects women, Oxfam tells Green Party conference

26 February 2011

"Climate change: it's a human story" - Oxfam Cymru at Green Party conference in Cardiff

Green MEP calls for EU hearing on 'honour' crimes

11 November 2010

'We need to work together to challenge the attitudes that consider such heinous crimes to be acceptable'

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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