Of course, a General Election and of course, WE’re standing. Of course, I’m biased towards a woman I’ve worked alongside for over a year, but then I also sat and witnessed Philip Davies in Parliament making a travesty of the role of Parliamentarian. I saw how in the body language how his own side were embarrassed by him speaking against the Istanbul Convention for 91 … Continue reading Sophie Walker campaign day 1
I particularly like crowdfunding because it provides a real connection between the backers and the campaign. A well-run and well-researched crowdfunding campaign enhances and informs the project as it grows. A successful crowdfunding exercise achieves much more than filling the piggy bank (as delightful as that always is.) Continue reading Crowdfunding for beginners
Here at WEP we like the number 7 quite a lot; we have 7 objectives, so here’s a fun and deadly serious game you can try as we have just 7 weeks before the snap General Election… (and just 2 before the Council Elections outside London):
Write to the person you are considering voting for (and even if time to the others too) and ask them to exemplify how their record stacks up with the 7 principles of public life and how they can demonstrate their active and ongoing commitment to the 7 objectives for women’s equality:
Continue reading 7 principles of public life
Originally posted on justrmj:
For International Women’s Day 2017 I was invited by the University of Arts London to speak to some women students about being a woman in arts and politics. They sent me some questions in advance and I made some notes. As always happens what was said wasn’t quite the notes but here’s a few of the highlights. Q – Why do… Continue reading Why should politics care about us if we don't care about politics?
Thanks to Pamela Ritchie for this little gem: Parliament or Government? – Episode 1 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-1-parliament-or-government/id1215737817?i=1000382846791&mt=2 What Happens in Parliament? – Episode 2 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-1-parliament-or-government/id1215737817?i=1000382846791&mt=2 There are four more Eps to come so maybe subscribe…. Continue reading Want to know more about how it works in Parliament?
My first instinct was we should stand. WE are a political party and we need to stand whenever and wherever we have the capacity to. Continue reading Candidate Workshop for WEP Conference
Local councils have a huge influence in our day to day lives and women are under- represented on them meaning that too often the needs of women and vulnerable people are not given due priority. WE exist to bring about a society where women are represented at every level: in parliament, culture, business, sport, media and public life; in our pay, parenting and caring rights; … Continue reading A message from Rebecca Manson Jones…
I think I genuinely felt grown up when I came away from a show feeling that “as a result of watching that overhyped nonsense, I must just do much much better”. Continue reading Green Ey’d Monster – collectivity and collaboration