Inspiring women & Girls
Our first WGiP event was held on 18 January 2020 in Hatfield. Hosted by MEP Barbara Gibson, it featured speakers including MP Daisy Cooper, MEP Catherine Rowett, Baroness Sally Hamwee, Extinction Rebellion activist Mimi Spiliopoulou, CEO of More United Tabitha Morton, Jane Whild of 50:50 Parliament, local councillors Lucy Musk and Sophie Bell, Parliamentary candidate Aisha Mir, and campaigner Rhian Jukes. Each speaker told her personal story of how they first became involved in politics, what issues they are passionate about, and what they are trying to accomplish.
The event, sponsored by Renew Europe, attracted more than 100 participants of all ages.
Welcome to women & Girls in Politics!
It’s not a man’s world anymore, but the sad truth is that when it comes to politics, men are still in the majority, making decisions on issues that are important to us. Even today, 100 years since women won the right to vote, we aren’t achieving parity when it comes to politics.
Women are far less likely to be members of a political party. Far less likely to become a candidate at any level. Girls are less likely to study politics. Of the 650 MPs in the UK House of Commons today, only 220 are women — just 34%. And the numbers are just as dismal in other countries around the world.
Through inspiring events, school programmes, training and mentorship, Women & Girls in Politics will inspire each other, support each other, and begin to make a difference in our communities, our country, and our world.
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Women & Girls in Politics is recruiting for volunteers at every level. We're looking for Directors, Advisory Board members, teachers, trainers, speakers, fundraisers, event coordinators, social media champions, and lots of other behind-the-scenes helpers. If you have an interest, click here to complete a brief online form to tell us.
Women & Girls in Politics CIC is a non-partisan social enterprise, founded by former MEP Barbara Gibson and launched in February 2020.