According to the Conservative Party website the Conservative Party will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:
We want to give women real choice over their own lives – something that remains elusive for too many women in 21st century Britain.
We will focus on five main areas:
1. Women in the workplace
2. Vulnerable women
3. Women in their communities
4. Women and ethnicity
5. Women in international development
Within these areas, we have already announced a number of major policies, including:
* Measures to tackle the gender pay gap, including stronger legislation to prevent employers discriminating and better careers guidance for young women
* The extension of the right to request flexible working to all parents with children under the age of 18
* The introduction of a new system of flexible parental leave, which will give parents a year of shared parental leave after they have a baby
* A new strategy to tackle violence against women, including a greater focus on preventative work in schools, better training for police and front-line professionals and new rape crisis centres
A Conservative Government will follow a joined-up, common sense approach to women’s issues and make our society fairer for everybody.
Conservative Party Women Policy :http://www.conservatives.com/Policy/Where_we_stand/Women.aspx
I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on Conservative’s Women policies in the comments below?