Organisations

There are many fabulous organisations in the UK working towards gender equality in politics, either throguh lobbying, support or by providing information. Here are a selection. 

 
 
  Women 50:50  is the Scottish camapign for gender balance in Scottish Politics. The campaign was officially launched by Kezia Dugdale (Lothians MSP for Scottish Labour) and Alison Johnstone (Lothians MSP for the Scottish Green Party) in September 2014 and has been founded by life long feminist campaigners.

Women 50:50 is the Scottish camapign for gender balance in Scottish Politics. The campaign was officially launched by Kezia Dugdale (Lothians MSP for Scottish Labour) and Alison Johnstone (Lothians MSP for the Scottish Green Party) in September 2014 and has been founded by life long feminist campaigners.

  Be a Councillor  is a useful website that shows how you can become a local councillor in your area. It talks you through how it works and who you should contact.

Be a Councillor is a useful website that shows how you can become a local councillor in your area. It talks you through how it works and who you should contact.

  Parliament and Women  provides information on the history of women's representation in the UK as well as outlining how you can get more involved.

Parliament and Women provides information on the history of women's representation in the UK as well as outlining how you can get more involved.

  Women for Election  is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation whose vision is of an Ireland with balanced participation of women and men in political life. Our mission is to inspire and equip women to succeed in politics.

Women for Election is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation whose vision is of an Ireland with balanced participation of women and men in political life. Our mission is to inspire and equip women to succeed in politics.

 Women’s inequality cuts across almost every area of human experience. As Scotland’s general feminist organisation, that means our work is very wide ranging. The causes of women’s inequality and complicated and interlinked. This means that it is not always easy to categorise all of the differences pieces of work that we do, but it can be clustered under three broad headings. You can find out more detail about specific pieces of work on our  blog , by reading our  publications , or by checking out our  projects . Women’s representation at the table changes the discussion, and so we want to see more women in parliament, in council chambers, and in policy spaces. We want to see women on conference panels, giving speeches, and offering opinion and analysis in the media and on news programmes.

Women’s inequality cuts across almost every area of human experience. As Scotland’s general feminist organisation, that means our work is very wide ranging. The causes of women’s inequality and complicated and interlinked. This means that it is not always easy to categorise all of the differences pieces of work that we do, but it can be clustered under three broad headings. You can find out more detail about specific pieces of work on our blog, by reading our publications, or by checking out our projects. Women’s representation at the table changes the discussion, and so we want to see more women in parliament, in council chambers, and in policy spaces. We want to see women on conference panels, giving speeches, and offering opinion and analysis in the media and on news programmes.

 Inclusion Scotland is run by disabled people themselves. They run the Access to Politics project: "Initially offering non-financial advice and guidance only, this project seeks to proactively reach out to disabled people in Scotland who may wish for greater involvement in political life (e.g. via a political party, a campaigning organisation, local community council, etc.) We can meet with them or discuss over phone or email the barriers they experience, and offer what help we can in developing solutions."

Inclusion Scotland is run by disabled people themselves. They run the Access to Politics project: "Initially offering non-financial advice and guidance only, this project seeks to proactively reach out to disabled people in Scotland who may wish for greater involvement in political life (e.g. via a political party, a campaigning organisation, local community council, etc.) We can meet with them or discuss over phone or email the barriers they experience, and offer what help we can in developing solutions."

 A campaign focused on raising awareness of the need for a gender balanced Westminster Parliament.

A campaign focused on raising awareness of the need for a gender balanced Westminster Parliament.