WE don’t want to wait another 100 years to see Equality

Yesterday Evening at the Amersham Arms, WEP Lewisham held a fundraiser to raise money for our Local Council election campaigns in Ladywell, Lewisham Central and Brockley.

Three brilliant comedians treated us to take their take on the world and we hugely grateful to Ada Campe for setting it up and to Rachel Creeger and New Cross’s own Thanyia Moore for appearing. fb header comedy night_edited-1

Always up for a challenge, I took the straight woman slot and introduced what our WEP Lewisham campaign is about. Here’s roughly what I said. Continue reading “WE don’t want to wait another 100 years to see Equality”

7 principles of public life

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:
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Have your say about women in Lewisham politics….

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WE need your help – 10 -20 minutes should do it and it can be done at home for free without placards or a pussy hat! What’s not to like – strike a blow for equality and still have time to do an egg hunt.
Please fill in our short survey here.

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A message from Rebecca Manson Jones…

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…