Equal PowerEqual Power is a ground-breaking campaign to transform women’s representation at every level of politics. It’s time for Equal Power: equal representation for women in all our diversity. We need women like you to take part. Equal Power will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to stand for election, or support you to become a leader and campaigner in your local community. Sign up to the Equal Power Bulletin to get involved. 220 women MPs were elected in the 2019 election, putting women's representation at 34%, up from 32%. This small increase demonstrates that progress towards equal representation is still too slow. A coalition of women's and civil society organisations has come together to fight for equal representation at every level of politics and public life. Equal Power is run by: More about the campaign Over the next three years we're going to be 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 to help build women’s confidence. We will be running training for women who want to get more involved in grassroots activism in their local area or to put themselves forward for positions such as being a school governor or magistrate. 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. Sign up to be part of our Equal Power movement today. This three-year campaign, run by a coalition of women's and civil society organisations, 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. The equal representation of men and women is essential to effective democracy. Only 34% of MPs in the UK are women, and just 35% of local councillors are women. Evidence shows that issues which impact directly on women's lives are better represented and addressed if women are at the decision-making table. 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. Partners will be scheduling training sessions in Birmingham and the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and London throughout the next three years. Sign up today to receive information and registration instructions for events and campaign actions as they are announced. Join our movement for Equal Power here. Values Partners Training Sign up today Home Partners Equal Power is run by a coalition of leading women's and civil society organisations. You can read more about our fantastic partners and the expertise they are bringing to the table below. In 2018 the Centenary Action Group established itself as one of the UK’s largest coalitions of women’s rights activists and organisations, inspired by the suffragettes and suffragists. We brought together over 100 activists, politicians and women’s rights organisations from across the UK. Centenary Action Group has called on the UK government to deliver real change for women’s lives including to implement Section 106 of the Equality Act 2010, requiring political parties to publish their candidate diversity data and to end the online abuse and harassment of women in politics. Citizens UK organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. We are the home of community organising in the UK. Our diverse member organisations include schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, parents groups, health practice, charities and trade unions. We help these members to develop leaders, so they can participate in public life and hold politicians and other decision-makers to account on the issues that matter to them. Community organising is democracy in action: winning victories that change lives and transform communities. Our vision is for a healthy democracy with civil society at its heart. 50:50 Parliament's mission is to achieve an inclusive gender-balanced parliament, that draws upon the widest possible pools of talent, including men and women equally, incorporating their full range of diversity and experience. With our #AskHerToStand and #SignUpToStand programmes we work to encourage, inspire and support political engagement, particularly from women. Over 1000 women have signed up to stand via the 50:50 Parliament website and we are now mentoring and monitoring their progress along the path to Parliament. In the 2019 election 50:50 inspired 9 women who won seats to Westminster and became MPs. In addition, 50:50 Parliament lobbies Parliament and the political parties to be more inclusive of women. Glitch is a charity championing everyone's right to be online safely without discrimination, abuse and violence. Alongside awareness raising campaigns and advocacy work with both tech companies and governments, Glitch offers a range of resources such as Documenting Abuse and the Fix The Glitch Toolkit. Glitch delievers training worldwide on Digital Self Care and Self Defence, Digital Citizenship and Online Active Bystander. The Muslim Women's Network UK vision is a society where Muslim women can have an effective voice and the opportunity to exercise their rights to contribute equally. We gather evidence about the experiences of Muslim women and girls on key issues affecting them and use the information to improve their rights through advocacy and campaigning. We operate the MWN Helpline (0800 999 5786) - a national faith and culturally sensitive service which deals with a range of issues including; domestic abuse, forced marriage, marriage and divorce and mental health concerns. And have a bespoke online Members Platform called 'We Rise' to bring together a community of thinkers, creators and mould-breakers who are taking positive action to improve the lives of Muslim women all over the UK. The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights at work, at home and in public life. Our vision is a society in which women and girls in all their diversity are equal and truly free to fulfill their potential creating a stronger, happier, better future for us all. We’ve been advancing women’s equality since 1866 when at just 19, Millicent Fawcett collected signatures on a petition for women’s votes. The Parliament Project is a non-partisan project to inspire, empower and encourage women to run for political office in the UK. Focusing on practical, hands-on training and support, we run workshops and webinars to demystify the process for women wanting to get involved in politics and online peer support circles to support women's political ambitions more deeply. Active across England and Scotland, nearly 3500 women have attended our workshops in the last 2 years.