Our Values

The objective of this project is to support all women, who are currently under-represented in positions of power across society, to stand for election and become leaders in their communities. A particular focus is on including and advancing women of colour, women of faith, women with disabilities, working class women, younger women and those with caring responsibilities, who are all further underrepresented.

Sexism intersects with other forms of discriminations such as racism, and these groups of women face additional barriers to public life which we are campaigning to tear down. By the nature of this intersectionality, women have different experiences and understandings of patriarchy, feminism and of what urgently needs to change. We ask that all participants be sensitive of this and to commit to our values of equality, respect, inclusivity and compassion. Our mission of equal representation for women across all levels of politics brings us together and is our common ground. We welcome all women to participate in Equal Power.

Hate speech will not be tolerated and our workshop facilitators have the right to ask participants to leave if they feel they are not respecting the values of the Equal Power campaign.

Hate speech is commonly defined as:

“Expressions of hatred toward someone on account of that person's colour, race, disability, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origin, religion, or LGBT+ status, or other equality strands.”

 If we become aware of a participant committing hate speech outside of the workshops for example, on social media or while giving a public speech we reserve the right to stop them from taking part in Equal Power programme.

We also ask that participants never claim to represent or be speaking as the Equal Power campaign.