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About Fair Play South West

Join The Women's Equality Network Fair Play South West

Fair Play South West is made up of individuals and organisations based in the South West of England that share a commitment to promoting gender equality and eliminating gender-based discrimination and disadvantage wherever it may exist, and by all available means.  Fair Play South West's vision is political, economic and social equality for women in the South West. We seek to gain recognition for the value of women as leaders in their communities, local governmnt and more widely. We campaign for a feminist democracy.

Network members are invited to contribute to regional responses to policy consultations, make suggestions for the priorities and work of FPSW, attend specialist policy seminars and volunteer to help with specific campaigns and projects.

Fair Play South West also maintains a wider database of people who are interested in attending events related to women’s equality, but who cannot commit to being more active at a regional level. 

The Women's Equality Network is run by a Board of volunteers.

To register as a member of Fair Play SW, to be added to our wider database or to express interest in joining our Board, please fill in and send
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For further information see our website: www.fairplaysouthwest.org.uk and follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/FPSouthWest .

What We Do

Fair Play South West is a regional equality network which collects and represents the interests and views of women, works for women's equality and publicises the leadership of women and women's organisations in their communities. The focus of Fair Play South West's current work is:

  • To develop and maintain a Manifesto for women to influence candidates for election to public office
  • To publicise the potential impact of Brexit on women and campain to minimise it.
  • To publicise the leadership of local women's organisations and networks in the South West
  • To provide opportunities for women and women's organisations to network and influence policy
  • To respond to national consultations on matters of relevance to women, providing a link between local networks and national policy making
  • To support campaigns and lobbying to further women's equality, particularly in relation to priorities agreed by the members (see Priorities page)

Fair Play South West's vision is political, economic and social equality for all women in the South West.

Who We Are

The Fair Play South West Board is made up of volunteers:

  • helping to run a network of women and women's organisations;
  • organising networking events;
  • responding to policy consultations;
  • and
  • providing a joint voice across the South West in campaigns for greater women's equality.

The FPSW Board meets up to four times a year and forms task-focused working groups from time to time to drive forward particular priority actions.

In addition to taking forward Network priorities, the FPSW Board will work with partners, as resources allow, to build capacity in women's equality work and to help improve the position of women in the region. It will also identify issues for consultation and potential campaigns, and lobby strategic decision makers on behalf of the Network. 

Current Board members include...

  • Jackie Longworth, Independent Chair 
  • Vicky Boroughs, 
  • Sue Durbin, University of West of England
  • Diane Bunyan, Bristol Women's Voice 
  • Sharon Sheather
  • Sue Haile, 
  • Tracie Jolliff
  • Brenda Weston
  • Margaret Page
  • Noelle Rumball
  • Catherine Rayner, DLA
  • Lynda Rooke, Equity
  • Su Maddock