Photocredit: Luke Jones (Instagram @lukejonesdesign) It may come as a shock to some, but our NHS nurses are not paid for the ‘risk’ they take, otherwise known as ‘risk pay’. Yet over the last few months, at least 160 NHS and care workers have already lost their lives due to contracting coronavirus at work. Surely what has … Continue reading To not be paid for risk to life, is a scandal – and a violation of people’s rights
My name is Nina de Ayala Parker. I am an Intersectional feminist, women's rights advocate, writer and campaign strategist. Advocating for women's rights in every campaign I join, lead or support. This blog includes a series of published work from analysis on Brexit, to Coronavirus - arguing that peace can only ever be achieved by … Continue reading A bit about me
PUBLISHED: 16:21 26 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:21 26 July 2019 An anti-Boris Johnson protest at the gates of Downing Street. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire Politics is heating up. Heating up into burnt toast, and no, it can't be saved by scraping off the burnt bit, the whole thing has to be thrown in the bin. The UK … Continue reading A heatwave and Boris Johnson in Number 10 – is this what is meant by hell on earth?
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Brexit is the biggest distraction of our time. It is a distraction from our species most pressing issue: Climate change. It is a distraction from young people being killed on our streets, on an almost daily basis. AND it is a distraction from the centenary of female suffrage … Continue reading Give the People the Final Say on Brexit, if not in the name of our country’s future, in the name of equality, of feminism.
Today Rupa Huq MP is set to hold the government to account... ShareTweet Progress on equality is at risk. Gender issues are at the back of a long Brexit queue but if we don’t fight for them, we lose, and we lose fast. Some may have forgotten that we are mid celebration of women’s right … Continue reading Westminster Hall Debate Plug: Leaving the EU, Women’s Rights
Female parliamentarians, businesswomen, campaigners and others sign a letter to the Guardian highlighting the real risk of losing hard-won rights after Britain leaves the EU. Theresa May arrives at this week’s European Council summit in Brussels. Photograph: Nicolas Lambert/EPA This week’s European summit marks a critical moment in the Brexit negotiations. Much attention has been focussed … Continue reading Women’s Rights at Risk in Brexit Britain
Brexit turned on a particular notion of sovereignty; that ending the UK’s membership in the EU would “bring back” sovereignty to Parliament and end “Brussel's” control over UK law. This is political smoke and mirrors. We always had control. This may come as a surprise to some, but before you switch off, please, hear me … Continue reading Take Back Control: Political Smoke and Mirrors
Many of women's fundamental rights are enshrined under European law. Brexit could reverse all that. Nina Parker sends a call to arms. ShareTweet Young women were the largest demographic in 2016 to vote against Brexit. 80% voted to remain. This is our conversation too. So far, the Brexit conversation has been inundated with one particular … Continue reading How Women are Organising Against ‘Sexist’ Brexit
Women, especially young women, listen up – of the 18-24 year-olds who voted in the EU referendum, eight out of ten of us voted to Remain. Landslide. Putin or Mugabe would envy such a level of support. There were no guards outside the voting booth, no threats made to us or our families, so just … Continue reading Women of Britain – it’s time to make sure our voices are heard
Among the many things threatened by Brexit is one which seems to have escaped wider attention. And it is one which should resonate particularly strongly among the young... the return of roaming charges for using phones abroad. Yes, my fellow millennials, we could say au revoir, arrivederci and auf wiedersehen to all those Instagram live videos we send back from … Continue reading Return of the Roaming fees.