What it means to #VoteFeminist in 2015

We’re calling on MP candidates to commit to real, meaningful action to tackle gender inequality.
What matters to you this election?

  • FACT:
    Since the 2010 general election, many women have become poorer. 74% of the £22bn austerity cuts have come from women’s pockets.
  • ASK YOUR CANDIDATES:
    Will you assess economic policies for their impact on gender inequality?
  • FACT:
    Women make up less than a quarter of MPs.
  • ASK YOUR CANDIDATES:
    What will you do to encourage women into positions of power?
  • FACT:
    Only 30% of women with dependent children work full-time, compared to 82% of men.
  • ASK YOUR CANDIDATES:
    Will you develop a national strategy on good quality, affordable childcare?
  • FACT:
    One in three 16-18 girls have experienced unwanted sexual touching in UK schools.
  • ASK YOUR CANDIDATES:
    Will you introduce compulsory Sex and Relationships Education?
  • FACT:
    Women are consistently portrayed as sex objects in the media.
  • ASK YOUR CANDIDATES:
    Will you implement more consistent regulation of harmful, pornographic images across all forms of media?
  • FACT:
    Over 1 in 3 women have experienced domestic violence in the UK.
  • ASK YOUR CANDIDATES:
    Will you repeal cuts to legal aid that trap women in abusive relationships?
  • FACT:
    85,000 women are raped in England and Wales every year.
  • ASK YOUR CANDIDATES:
    Will you secure dedicated national funding for specialist domestic and sexual violence support services?
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