Equal Power coalition, which is led by the Fawcett Society and includes the Centenary Action Group, Citizens UK, 50:50 Parliament, Muslim Women’s Network UK and the Parliament Project, is running free online training for women campaigners who aspire to community organising, local council or national politics.
Training sessions cover:
How to become a local councillor or MP
Community organising and leadership
Using your voice online
Getting into politics and campaigning as black, Asian or minority ethnicity women
Meeting others tearing down barriers that are keeping women out of public life
Each session is 90 minutes or less at either lunch, early evening or on a Sunday. Women can sign up here for several different sessions or just one, whatever works for you.
The programme includes a great range of inspiring speakers, including Battersea MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities Marsha De Cordova, and actively encourages BAME, disabled, working class and young women to take part – all of whom are underrepresented in politics.
Equal Power expect high demand for the courses and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.