The Women’s Equality Party Society is a brand new society associated with the Women’s Equality Party, a newly-formed and non-partisan political party who are concerned about equal representation, equal pay, equal parenting and caregiving, equal treatment of women in the media and an end to violence against women. We are open to anyone – men and women – who wants to campaign for equality in modern day life.
Our society will be raising awareness of equality issues on-campus and driving positive change at Cardiff University. You can expect to join in extensive discussion at our meetings, but also take a relaxing break from study at our more casual meet ups. The society will also hold talks that give the opportunity to hear about how you can enter into certain fields and industries. Come 8 March 2016, we’ll be celebrating International Women’s Day with a range of activities and events planned by members of the society.
As we are such a new society we don’t have an archive of events to call on, but members will be able to sculpt our plans and really help encourage equality on-campus and further afield. You can become a member by finding us on Cardiff University’s SU website. It costs £2 for the year – in which you can expect a multitude of events, talks, meetings and campaigns. It will be a jam-packed year, but many hands make light work!
If you want to get involved in a certain area, you are more than welcome to get in touch to find out how you can lend a hand. Whether you are keen on marketing, socials, finance or events, the Women’s Equality Party Society is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a specific field whilst also working towards something you care about.
Whether you align yourself with left, right or centre politics, because the Women’s Equality Party is non-partisan, you are invited to join whatever your background. We want to work together in order to achieve an equal society – equality is better for everyone.
We have now had our first meet up of the year, but will soon be holding our first committee meeting. Come along, ask us any questions you have about the society (we love questions!) and see how you can help create an environment where both men and women can thrive.
Did you know? For every £1 a man earns, a woman earns 81p on average. Around 20% of university professors are women. Out of 650 parliamentary seats, 191 are held by women. Less than 24% of FTSE 100 board members are women, and just 24 women (less than 9% of the total) hold executive board member positions. 70% of girls say they have experienced sexual harassment at school. There are more than 250 rapes or attempted rapes every day.
To find out more about the Women’s Equality Party and their policies and six objectives, visit their website: www.womensequality.org.uk
To keep up-to-date with our events, you can find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CardiffUniWEPSoc