The Liberal Democrats are currently reviewing our policy on a range of issues which affect women – and the working group has created a group on Facebook to help reach out to a wider audience. As the group says:
Some would ask whether, in the 21st century, it is still necessary to produce policy specifically aimed at women. Why the special treatment? Shouldn’t men have tailored policies too?
As Liberal Democrats, we are rightly concerned at the injustices that women face in our society. During its work, the group will bear in mind the questions above; after all, often when there is inequality for women, men are part of the solution. Focusing solely on one gender won’t work.
Tasked not just with developing policy, but also how it can be communicated to reach out to women, the group plans to produce a report that will be read with interest.
Some of the issues we will look at include:
• Money – pay, pensions, benefits
• Sex – sexual orientation, abuse, maternity
• Relationships – work / life balance, carers, family
• Health & Beauty – body image, health
• Power – representation, fear of crime, Public role models
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