I heard you say you’re an IVF survivor and I wondered what you meant…. Continue reading Life after IVF
On Thursday 1st November 2017, I was delighted to be invited to speak at the Fertility Network UK event Politics in Fertility hosted by Paula Sheriff MP at the House of Commons. You can read what I said here.
It was most valuable for me as an opportunity to hear the myths around fertility and IVF treatments debunked. It won’t surprise you to learn of course that a lot of the problems associated with lack of access to treatments would be markedly improved with a prescription of “common sense”, better communication and a societal shift in attitude to infertility – understanding it as a disease and not a lifestyle choice.
Here’s some of what I learned (and said): Continue reading “The Politics of Infertility”
Until full access to sexual and reproductive health rights is a reality for women in every nation of the UK, there will be a glaring double standard in our government’s approach. Whilst we welcome unreservedly the UK’s leadership on family planning on the world stage, it is vital that these same politicians do not abandon their commitments to uphold the human rights of women on these shores. Continue reading WEP calls out government’s double standards on sexual and reproductive health rights
CPA intend to address the issue of marriage breakdown which is costing the nation about 48billion per year and child care costs are included in this figure. We want the tax threshold to be transferable from husband to wife to make it financially viable for one parent to stay home with the children. Continue reading Maureen Martin -virtual hustings
I will fight for an EU deal that protects jobs and investment and I will do everything I can to ensure the protections which the EU has helped to enshrine for women in a whole range of areas (including at work) continue to exist. Continue reading Heidi Alexander – virtual hustings
Last year the party voted to adopt all women shortlists when selecting candidates who are replacing sitting MPs. This has increased the female representation in both our target and non-target seats; 50% of our target seat candidates are female. Continue reading Emily Frith – virtual hustings answers
I will call out attempts to suppress women and other minorities voices online and in other spaces and believe that everyone has the right to express themselves freely, without fear of abuse. Continue reading Bobby Dean's virtual hustings answers
These are the Questions that we are putting to the candidates in the three Lewisham constituencies:
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
As with all the other objectives, WE are doing things about health differently and we’re starting with the membership. WE’d like you to tell us what’s important to you. Continue reading Tell us what ails you and WE can fix it …