Women's Forum

Hornsey and Wood Green Women’s Forum - working for fairness and equality


Welcome to the Hornsey & Wood Green CLP Women's Forum.


We’re a formal branch of the Party and if you’re female and belong to the Labour Party, you’re automatically a member!


Why have a Women’s Forum?

Women’s inclusion and participation in political life is as important as ever. We still have too few women MPs, women still face huge discrimination in society and the interaction between different factors like gender, race, class, sexuality, disability still often goes ignored.


What are we here for?

The Women’s Forum champions the views of women across the constituency. We:

  • listen to your views and act on your ideas

  • promote issues you’re interested in

  • create opportunities for support and empowerment

  • work to recruit more women into the party

  • support women in going from member to activist, and from activist to officer/councillor.

 How do we do it?

The Women’s Forum is a network of women across the CLP. Your Women’s Officer coordinates activities in the CLP, as well as representing you on the Executive Committee. A lot of what we do comes from members - from the ideas you have and contributions you make.

 We hold debates on topical issues, march together on demonstrations, door knock in women only sessions, meet one to one and in small groups to talk about issues and plan our work. And we run training/workshops for women to strengthen our ability  participate in the Party.

 Get involved!

We are always keen to hear from women and hear what you’d like us to do more of. And we’re also keen to know what skills you have and what contribution you’d like to make. Get in touch and get involved!

Want to know more?  


Violence Against Women and Girls: Implementing Haringey's strategy

Tuesday 7 March 7-9pm
Haringey Civic Centre

Join us to find out about the 10 year violence against women and girls strategy, as well as the plans for the next three years. One of the key strategic objectives is developing a coordinated community response and we need support from across Haringey to develop this approach. The coordinated response involves everyone working together to end violence against women and girls and tackle attitudes and norms that lead to or that condone abuse. That means us too!

What kind of woman are you?
How do society's bias and expectations affect our ability to participate and lead in public life?
Saturday 11 March, 11am - 12.15pm
The Community Hub (formerly the Asian Women's Centre), Caxton Road, Wood Green

This event is open to members and non-members. 

Chaired by Cllr Peray Ahmet  and co-hosted by the Women's Forum and our MP Catherine West, we are welcoming some great speakers to share their experiences, observations and inspire us! There will be the opportunity for questions from the room. 
Labour MP for Edmonton and Shadow International Development Secretary, Kate Osamor 
Trainer and Disability Rights Activist, Barbara Lisicki

The Community Hub also has a full programme of events after our event taking place upstairs in the venue to celebrate International Women's Day. More information and how to book for that will follow too!







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commented 2015-02-09 09:29:13 +0000
14 women from Hornsey and Wood Green, North and South Islington, Hackney and Stoke Newington out on our women’s canvass on Saturday in Muswell Hill ward.
Thanks to everyone!

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