The Women's Forum is open to all women members of the CLP. As well as holding regular meetings and social events, the aim of the Forum is to support women members to play an active part in all Labour party activities by offering training, mentoring and networking among women to encourage them to:
- · hold elected ofﬁce within the party
- · stand as councillors, MPs, MEPs and other forms of elected representative for the party
- · become involved in the community, for example as school governors/board members, on committees of local organisations, as magistrates, members of community health councils, etc
- · take part in all forms of party activities, in particular: campaigns, recruitment, party committees, meetings and policy forums.
The forum also seeks to build links with women in the community through, for example:
- · building relationships with organisations in which women are active, such as women’s voluntary organisations, tenants’ groups, trade unions and other organisations
- · working with the party and Labour councillors and MPs to consult women in the community about their views and concerns
- · targeted campaigning and recruitment activity with women, including campaigns on issues of particular interest to women such as women’s health, childcare, violence against women.
Last but not least, we want to ensure that women’s voices are properly heard in the party, through the above activities and through feeding women’s views on policy into local and national policy forums and encouraging women to play an active role in these and other bodies. Please join us!
The Bexhill and Battle Women's Forum now has its own website at https://bandblabourwomen.wordpress.com/