Zeynep Karatas, UK Party for Women Lays Stepping Stones for Gender Equality, The Solutions Journal, Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages 9 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/uk-party-women-lays-stepping-stones-gender-equality/) Abstract: The Women's Equality Party (WE Party) came to life in the United Kingdom in the spring of 2015, and has not looked back since. The party, with its self-explanatory name, is saying, "WE are not going to wait for equality, WE are going to make it happen — now."   The party was co-founded by author and journalist, Catherine Mayer, and broadcaster and author, Sandi Toksvig. The party is currently led by former Reuters journalist, Sophie Walker. Walker participated in the London Mayoral elections in May 2016, and was able to gain 5.2 percent of  the vote. She is adamant to continue as an active politician.   While women make up 51 percent of the UK population, they are still a minority in terms of voices heard in political, judicial, and business spheres. Even in the UK, one of the most developed and progressive regions of the world, women only comprise a sliver of representation, at only 28 percent of Members of Parliament, 25 percent of judges, and 24 percent … Topics: Governance; Women