Women

More than two thirds of UNISON members are women.

UNISON's women's member group (known as a self-organised group) campaigns for equality in the workplace and for improvements to women's rights in the workplace and in the wider community.

It also supports campaigns aimed at improving women's lives - for example, to change the law to protect women experiencing domestic violence, or to raise awareness of health issues which mainly affect women.

As a member of UNISON, you have the support and guidance of thousands of other women members, who face the same workplace challenges as you. If you encounter issues such as the gender pay gap or denial of your maternity rights, UNISON can help you with practical information, support and legal advice.

Speak to your representative if you would like to find out more about getting involved.

Visit the UNISON National Website.

News, Information and Links

Women's Aid

Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 300 dedicated specialist domestic violence services across the UK.

Have a look at their website and sign up for their monthly e-newsletter at http://www.womensaid.org.uk/default.asp

EVAW Coalition

The End Violence Against Women Coalition is a unique coalition of organisations and individuals campaigning to end all forms of violence against women. Visit their website at http://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/home and sign up to their monthly bulletin at http://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/get-our-bulletin