Equal Power

Equal Power launches new online summer workshop programme 

Equal Power is a three-year campaign to get more women in all our diversity into politics at every level.

This summer, because of coronavirus we’re running a programme of FREE online training for women on community organising and leadership, getting into politics and using your voice online. This programme includes sessions specifically for women who are Black, Asian or part of a minority ethnicity. 

You don't need any existing knowledge or experience. You can sign up here for several different sessions or just one, whatever works for you.

Take part to be inspired and gain the skills and knowledge to get more politically active. We welcome women from across the political parties. 

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More about the campaign

Existing inequalities mean that women are going to be disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Yet women have largely been invisible from the UK governments crisis decision making table. 

Only 34% of MPs and just 35% of local councillors in England and Wales are women. A coalition of women's and civil society organisations has come together to create a movement for equal representation at every level of politics and public life.  

We particularly want to centre BAME women, disabled women, working class women, younger women & those with caring responsibilities, all of whom are under-represented in national and local politics.

Over the three years we're running an inspiring programme of training for women on how to successfully stand as an MP or local councillor, which includes peer support circles and mentoring opportunities as well as training on community activism and leadership. 

Equal Power will also strengthen existing networks for women already in politics. We’ll be inviting women to campaign with us and help to tear down the barriers that keep women out of politics and public life. 

This work is funded by Comic Relief and will run in Greater Manchester, London and Birmingham and the West Midlands. We will track the journeys of aspiring leaders to office and the barriers and discrimination they still face. Find out about our partners here. 

 

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