The Parliament Project
The Parliament Project is a non-partisan project to inspire, empower and encourage women to run for political office in the UK. We run workshops and webinars to demystify the process for getting involved in politics, run online peer support circles to support women's political ambitions. Active across England and Scotland, over 1,000 women have attended our workshops in the last year. We hope to create a groundswell of women entering political parties, pressing them to adjust and change and ultimately to achieving 51% female representation in all levels of politics.
Is this the year that you decide to stand for election to your local Council, Community Council or get ready to stand as an MP or MSP? Sign up for one of our workshops or webinars below. #GetReadyToStand We are part funded by JRRT. Please donate to help us run more workshops.
The Parliament Project and YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement are hosting a networking and vision-building event to celebrate Scottish Suffragettes and to plan how to bring about gender equality in politics in the next 5 years. We want to bring together 100 self-identifying women and girls (aged 16-106) to make a plan of action to raise the numbers of women (of all ages) to take their place in our Parliaments and local and community councils across the country. We would like to include women from all parts of society in Scotland. Book your free ticket here.
Have you considered getting involved in politics including standing as an MP but have not quite been able to take the plunge? Do you need more information but don't know where to get it? Or do you worry you don't have the skills but you still want to make a difference? Come along to this workshop for women, to explore what it takes to become an MP, with Conservative MP for Eastleigh Mims Davies. BOOK FREE TICKETS
This workshop with Ayrshire Women's Hub is for women who have an interest in politics but don't know where to start. Maybe you are a campaigner but don't know how your skills translate into formal politics? Come along to connect with other women as we explore why women get into politics, what routes you can take and how to commit to your first steps. For women with little formal knowledge of politics but a desire to make a difference. Guest speaker Cllr Laura Brennan-Whitefield SNP. FREE TICKETS
We are collaborating with Aberdour Festival to run a session that will demystify how to get involved in politics. No matter what your political party leanings are, no matter what your background, life experience or age - you CAN become a politician. Spend an hour and a half learning why you can and should be the voice for others. The world needs more women, in equality with men, to be making decisions and informing legislation that affects us all.