Liz Bacci: Labour party manifesto 2019 is possible—but not easy

Readers,

Thank you for inviting me to participate in this discussion. As you may know, in many countries, and in the U.S. at the federal level, women have been routinely mistreated as employees. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women have also been deprived of their right to equal pay for equal work. When I first marched on Washington in the 1970s, there were only a handful of books that examined workplace discrimination; today there are dozens. Many of these books are brought to you by the NGO Equal Rights Advocates, which I credit with sparking my own interest in workplace equality.

When you sit down to write the new Labour Party manifesto, this will not be the last debate you will have. Do not despair. Each manifesto will have many options for how to approach the lack of equality in the U.K. and across the globe. But just don’t lose the plot. You have the power to make changes — if you dare to exercise it.

Peace and love.

Liz Bacci,

Founder of Justice for Women

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