Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will put women at the heart of policies

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to do more to bridge the pay gap between men and women and to focus on supporting victims of domestic abuse.
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Marking International Human Rights Day, Mr Corbyn said:

“Labour will measure every piece of legislation, and every policy, by the yardstick of its impact on women before it is brought before Parliament and put into practice.”

“Women will not only be at the heart of my government, women’s rights and interests will be front and centre stage of everything we do. The world’s women aren’t first and foremost victims of poverty or violence, they are the change makers. Without the participation of women at their heart, the most pressing global problems simply won’t be solved.”

He added: “Labour will measure every piece of legislation, and every policy, by the yardstick of its impact on women before it is brought before Parliament and put into practice.

“If it works against women, it will fail that impact test. We will use the women’s impact test to drive forward women’s rights and freedoms across our country. Women will not only be at the heart of my government, women’s rights and interests will be front and centre stage of everything we do.

“Ours will be a government for women, that fights inequality and misogyny in every part of society: women’s rights, human rights, will be at the cutting edge of Labour’s fight for a fairer and more equal Britain.

“The world’s women aren’t first and foremost victims of poverty or violence, they are the change makers. Without the participation of women at their heart, the most pressing global problems simply won’t be solved.

“Women’s concerns cannot be pushed to the margins, segregated from strategic issues of war, peace and the economy. Women are the strategy, they are the solution.”

 

 

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