Help shape Labour's policy on development and equality.
Both in the UK and overseas, COVID-19 lockdown measures have unleashed a surge in gender-based violence at exactly the same time that the services on which survivors rely have been cut or forced to close.
This is just one example of the impact COVID-19 has had on exacerbating gender inequality.
Women’s jobs are being lost at a much faster rate than men’s; an additional 47 million women worldwide are expected to fall into extreme poverty this year; and an additional 20 million girls, on top of the 131 million out of school before the crisis, may never return to the classroom.
Labour has a long proud history of supporting and leading movements which champion gender equality in the UK and overseas.
That’s why this International Women's Day, Labour have launched a public consultation on the role of development in achieving gender equality.
The Labour Party stands ready and committed as a government in waiting and a movement for change to produce the transformative policies required to advance gender equality.
By engaging with our members and learning from the work of civil society organisations worldwide to build societies that are safe for everyone.
We are determined to work with you to support and create real change. You can see and respond to the consultation here:https://www.policyforum.labour.org.uk/gender-inequality