Free training for aspiring women campaigners in the South East

June 17, 2020

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.