New online summer workshop programme  
Because of Coronavirus, Equal Power training is moving online. 

This summer, 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 do I become a Councillor in Scotland?
Get a better understanding of what councils do, how councillors fulfil their responsibilities and the time commitment, skills and experiences required to take on the role. In this session run by the Parliament Project you'll also hear from inspiring women councillors from across the political spectrum.
25th August - sign up here

How do I become an MSP (Member of the Scottish Parliament)? 
With the Parliament Project explore what the Scottish Parliament does, how MSPs fulfil their responsibilities and the difference between being an MSP in Government and in opposition. You’ll hear from MSP Beatrice Wishart who will be talking about her journey into politics and what being an MSP is like.
27th August - sign up here

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


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.  

Standing for Parliament: 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

Standing for Parliament: 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

Standing for Parliament: 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

More sessions with different political parties coming soon. 


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

Effective action: how to make impact not just noise
Have you ever identified an injustice but not known how to take action? This is for women who want to learn how to make change. Citizens UK will talk you through a theoretical framework for planning effective action. You’ll hear from women who've had an impact and do some practical action planning yourself.
18th August - 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.