Equal PowerJoin our movement for Equal Power Equal Power is a three-year campaign led by The Fawcett Society to get more women in all of our diversity into politics at every level. This autumn we're running FREE online training for women on getting into politics and using your voice online. 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. Equal Power is run by: 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. Sign up to the Equal Power mailing list here. Values Partners Join our movement Free workshops Home Training Online workshop programme Because of coronavirus, all Equal Power training is now online. We’re running a programme of FREE online training for women on getting into politics, using your voice online and community organising and leadership. This programme includes sessions on getting into politics specifically for women who are Black, Asian or part of a minority ethnicity. You don't need any existing knowledge or experience. Sign up for several different sessions or just one, whatever works for you. We are committed to ensuring that workshops accommodate the needs of all women. If you need additional support to take part in an online workshop, such as live closed captioning or a BSL interpreter you'll be able to request this when booking onto a session. Take part to be inspired and gain the skills and knowledge to get more politically active. We welcome women from across the political parties. Getting into politics Men and women for a 50:50 Parliament At this special networking event run by 50:50 Parliament you'll hear from both men and women who are making the case for a more representative and inclusive politics. Hear thoughts from male MPs about the barriers women face in getting selected and elected, and why everyone needs to play a role in changing this. We will be inviting men and women to pledge their support for a 50:50 Parliament.21st November - sign up here Politics and Parenting: Removing barriers for new mothers in politicsJoin Centenary Action Group to discuss politics hostility towards new parents, the disproportionate impact that this has on women in political life, and the path forward in making politics more accessible for mothers and parents across Britain. Speakers include Kizzy Gardiner, Westminster’s first ever locum MP, for Stella Creasy and Siobhan Baillie, Conservative Party MP for Stroud.17th November - sign up here Standing for Parliament Each political party has different processes, in these sessions you will learn about the steps to get selected as a parliamentary candidate for each party as well as hear from inspiring women MPs. The SNP With The Parliament Project and Dr Philippa Whitford MP for Central Ayrshire learn, about how to become a parliamentary candidate for the SNP.15th October – sign up The Conservative Party In this session you'll hear from Nickie Aiken, Conservative MP for Cities of London and Westminster, and Tori Peck, who is Head of Women's Engagement at the Conservative Party. Together with The Parliament Project, they’ll be exploring the Conservative Party's selection process. 20th October - sign up The Liberal DemocratsWith The Parliament Project and Christine Jardine MP learn, about the Liberal Democrats' parliamentary selection process and becoming a Lib Dem MP. 3rd November - sign up The Green Party The Parliament Project are bringing together experienced members of the party to talk about the selection process for standing as a Green councillor, MP or MSP.9th November - sign up The Women's Equality Party Hear from experienced members of the party about the selection process for standing as a WEP councillor, MP or MSP. This session is hosted by The Parliament Project. 17th November - sign up Standing as an Independent Hear from experienced individuals about standing as an independent councillor, MP or MSP. This session is hosted by The Parliament Project. 25th November - sign up Life as a candidate standing for political officeJoin The Parliament Project to explore what it takes to stand as a political candidate: they'll look at hustings, campaigning, feeling confident online, fundraising, self care and what election day and the days following it are like. 8th December - sign up here Using your voice online Digital Self-Defence: How to Keep Politically Active Women Safe Online Are you a politically ambitious woman or involved in grassroots activism but the fear of abuse is stopping you from using your voice online? Do you need support to set boundaries and make digital spaces better serve you and your ambitions? Glitch's interactive workshop will help you better understand online abuse and vital digital self-defence and self-care strategies. 1st February & 8th March - Sign up here Getting into politics as a Black, Asian or minority ethnicity Woman More sessions and dates coming soon. Community activism and leadership More sessions and dates coming soon.