Online workshop programme  
Because of Coronavirus, Equal Power training is moving 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.

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 

How can I become an MP? 
With the Parliament Project explore what UK Parliament does, how MPs fulfill their responsibilities, and the difference between being an MP in Government and in opposition. As well as the time commitment, skills and experiences required to take on the role. Hear from current women MPs about their route into politics, and the challenges and opportunities they’ve faced.
10th September - Sign up here

50:50 Parliament Networking Event: Building Diversity into Democracy
Black, Asian and ethnic minority women, women with disabilities, women on low incomes and many others face additional hurdles to getting into politics. Join this 50:50 Parliament networking event to talk about how we build a truly diverse, representative democracy that draws upon the widest possible pool of women’s talent. Some brilliant MPs will be joining the session and talking about their experiences. 

  • Florence Eshalomi MP (Labour)
  • Helen Grant MP (Conservative)
  • Hannah Bardell MP (SNP)

21st September - sign up

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 Labour Party 
Learn about the Labour Party's selection process with The Parliament Project and Rachel Reeves, Labour MP for Leeds West and  Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
5th October - sign up

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.
14th 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 Democrats
With 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

Standing for 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

Standing for 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

Community leadership and activism 

Your next civic role. Become a magistrate.
Learn about what magistrates do, the skills you might need to become one and the application process with Muslim Women's Network UK. You will also hear from women who are currently magistrates and have the opportunity to ask them questions.
9th September - sign up

Your next civic role. Take on a board role
Learn about being a charity trustee and on a company’s board of directors with Muslim Women's Network UK. Get a better understanding of the recruitment process, responsibilities, time commitment and skills and experience you might need. Hear from inspiring women with board experience. 
23rd September - sign up

Getting into politics as a Black, Asian or minority ethnicity Woman

More sessions and dates coming soon. 

Using your voice online

More sessions and dates coming soon.