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Women’s Equality Now!

JANE CZYZSELSKA TALKS TO SANDI TOKSVIG, COFOUNDER OF THE WOMEN’S EQUALITY PARTY, WHICH LAUNCHES THIS MONTH

SANDI TOKSVIG

Women still occupy the lowest-paid jobs. At the current rate it will be 70 years before the gender pay gap – currently almost 16% – eventually closes. Around 1.2 million women suffer domestic abuse each year and nearly half a million people are sexually assaulted. Conviction rates are low. Although at school girls outperform boys in every mainstream GCSE subject other than maths, and young women make up 57% of first degree university graduates, somewhere along their career path, women fall behind. An average woman working full-time from 18 to 59 will earn £361,000 less over her working life than an equivalent man. These are the stark facts about life for women in the UK in 2015, which is why a group of women will launch a new political party this month. That party is the Women’s Equality Party. DIVA spoke to co-founder Sandi Toksvig about her vision for the future.

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Welcome to DIVA, Britain’s leading magazine for lesbian, gay, bi and queer women. This free 22-page sampler features some of the best of our recent content and will give you a taste of what you can expect from DIVA. There’s a sexy photoshoot with real lesbian, bi and trans women from our Body Issue, a gorgeous covershoot with Orange Is The New Black star Samira Wiley AKA soft butch sweetheart Poussey, and our first ever doggy-style shoot was a hit with readers (it’s not true what they say about working with dogs, our poochie models were exceptionally well-behaved). Every month we cover politics with a big and a small P, whether that’s Sandi Toksvig’s Women’s Equality Party or the patchy experience of equality for some in our communities, both in the UK and the USA, and we report on the latest research, which reveals that despite the many changes in equality legislation, homophobia still drives some employers’ recruitment decisions. Our January issue predicted 2016’s top 10 LGBT holiday hot spots, from Nepal to Hastings. We also regularly feature cartoonists like Jacky Fleming, whose take on our Everyday Lesbophobia blog humorously outlined the daily macro- and micro-aggressions experienced by many lesbian and bi women. We hope you enjoy our taster; why not take out a digital subscription and see what else we have in store?
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