Everyday should be International Women’s Day

The United Nations Women theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is “Think Equal, Build Smart, and Innovate for Change”.

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A city conversation to inspire change

International Women’s Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate the achievements of women in our city, but also a time to reflect and refocus on how we can individually and collectively continue to strive for gender parity and equality.

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Building an inclusive and accessible city

We live in a society that is designed by and for people who are not disabled. The result is that those of us who have long term medical conditions or an individual disability, are over-looked and excluded.

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A Woman’s Place

The Labour Party was built on tackling inequality.  In Liverpool City Council, we achieved our party aim of a minimum of 50% female representation in local government, with 41 female and 34 male Labour councillors after the 2018 elections.

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Gender Pay Gap

Just this weekend a national newspaper revealed a troubling fact. A gender pay gap at heart of our democracy. Disturbingly male MPs earn more than 10.4% more on average than their female counterparts, despite identical base salaries. When combined with the continued female chronic under-representation at the heart of our democracy this makes for a concerning, but unsurprising reading. It also raises the question, that if in this high-profile arena we are falling so far short in this aspiration, what imbalances might exist in different sectors of the economy?

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