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 Black, Asian and ethnic minority 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 getting active in the upcoming local government elections. This programme includes spaces and support specifically for groups of women who are underrepresented across politics, including Women of Colour and Disabled women. 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 our trainings 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 (and none). 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. 8th March - Sign up here Getting into politics Women on Town & Parish Councils: What is it and can I do it?Jackie Weaver is joining this Parliament Project training. Town and parish councils are the first tier of local government and a great opportunity for women to make an impact on their local communities. 24 February - sign up Women in politics: How do I get started? Are you wondering how to get more politically involved, and what that involvement means? Curious about politics, the way it works, and the different roles available in elected office? Then this introductory Parliament Project session is for you. 2nd March - sign up here. Women in Local Government: What is a Councillor and how can I become one?With the Parliament Project you will explore what councils do and what a typical day for a councillor is like and hear from some inspiring women in local government. 25th March - sign up here. What Does My Political Future Look Like?Have you recently got excited about the potential of political activism? Do you want to be making decisions for your community and are working out what that means? This series of three weekly sessions with The Parliament Project will help you reflect on your passions and map out your journey to elected office with a community of supportive women. 6th, 13th & 20th July - sign up here. Getting into politics: Support and spaces for under-represented groups of women Women of Colour in politics: How do I get started?Are you curious about politics, the way it works, and the different roles available in elected office? Are you sceptical about entering politics because of your visibility as a Woman of Colour, but pulled towards it anyway? Then this training hosted by The Parliament Project and Muslim Women’s Network UK is for you. 7th April – sign up here. What’s it like being a Disabled Woman in Politics?Are you a D/deaf or Disabled Woman considering a political career, but not sure if it is the right decision for you? Are you wondering whether politics is accessible to you? This workshop is part of our Finding Your Community: Learn From Women Just Like You series and provides a safe space for D/deaf or disabled women to hear from other women with lived experience of being in elected office. It is hosted by The Parliament Project and Centenary Action Group.13th May 2021 - sign up here. What does my political future look like? For Women of Colour Have you recently got excited about the potential of political activism? This series of three weekly sessions will take you on a journey with a community of supportive Women of Colour as you map out the next steps in your political journey. The Parliament Project and Muslim Women’s Network UK will help you reflect on your passions and map out your journey to elected office. 7th, 14th & 21st June – sign up here. A note on language: We understand that the phrase Women of Colour and BAME, presents women within these communities as a monolith, and we know this is not the case. We are seeking to use language that racialised women from across Britain identify with. Ultimately our session are for racially minoritised women in the UK, who experience racism, prejudice and discrimination based on their race, gender and/or religious belief. Peer support & networking 50:50 Networking #ChooseToChallenge: Politics makes a great second career Join 50:50 Parliament to hear from a number of MPs for whom politics has been their second career. Women's wide range of experience is needed in the corridors of power, both in local government and Westminster and together we’ll explore how politics can make a great second career. 21st March - sign up here 50:50 Question Time: How Parties Select YouThis event is hosted by 50:50 Parliament and is your chance to ask each party about the training and mentoring they offer and to hear how their selection processes work. You’ll hear directly from women MPs about what helped them get selected and elected. 21st April – sign up here Peer Support Circle – Cohort 7 The Parliament Project's peer support circles are a seven-session journey, creating a practical, safe and ambitious space for you to connect with other politically ambitious women. Together in these 1.5-hour sessions we will help you plan your pathway to politics and encourage each other onwards. Tuesday evenings, 18th May - 29th June. Getting active in your community How To Get Involved in the Election – for women in EnglandThis workshop is for women who would like more information about how they can get involved practically in the upcoming elections taking place across England & Wales on May 6th. This workshop is a space for you to learn more about everything that happens in an election campaign and the various ways that you can get involved as an active citizen. 5th April – sign up here.