Equal Power

Are you a passionate and motivated BAME woman already trying to make a difference in your community? Have you considered getting into politics but not quite sure how? Or have you tried already but faced barriers getting in?

On Friday 28th February 2020 MWNUK and The Parliament Project are delivering the 'Equal Power– BAME Women Overcoming Barriers in Civic & Political Roles'workshop where you can learn more about how the political system works nationally and locally and the process of standing to be a local councillor and MP.

You’ll also have the opportunity to speak directly with local councillors from the Labour, Liberal Democrats and Conservative Parties. We’ll be facilitating an open and honest discussion about the barriers BAME women face being ‘active’ or trying to stand, particular issues within Parties, and how to overcome those barriers.

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about Civic roles and how to get involved. So join us and leave feeling more informed and inspired to take your engagement and activism to the next step!


More Information:

This project is funded by Comic Relief and is part of the ‘Equal Power’ project led by the Fawcett Society and a coalition of other organisations. 

We intend to create a safe space where all participants are able to express themselves freely amongst sisters without fear. Please read more about our values here. By attending this event you are agreeing to standing by these principles.

Access: We are committed to ensuring that this workshop accommodates the needs of all BAME women. When registering for the event you will be asked if you have access requirements such as a BSL interpreter or a notetaker. We will do everything we can to ensure these needs are met. Please email contact[at]mwnuk.co[dot]uk to talk further about the support you need.

Please do also tell us if you need to pay for child or dependent care in order to come to this workshop as we can reimburse you for some or all or this cost.

Do you have questions about Equal Power– BAME Women Overcoming Barriers in Civic & Political Roles? Contact Muslim Women's Network UK