About

We provide programs that are specifically designed to empower women who are currently very under represented in our parliaments. Our programs help all women, especially those from culturally and linguistically diverse or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, to step up and take an active part in our democracy.

Our vision for 2019

Our Vision is for strong, diverse and gender balanced representative governments.

Our Mission is to inspire and equip women to successfully stand for and thrive in public office.

Our Values. We are non-partisan, inclusive and always work collaboratively and respectfully.

Evidence shows gender balanced governments work better.

Research reveals that to bring about real change a combination of hard measures (quotas) and additional supports, including mentoring and training programmes and women’s political networks, is required.

How do we get more women in politics?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to gender inequality in politics. But there is plenty that can – and should – be done to ensure that women’s voices are heard.

Source: World Economic Forum – Women’s Political Empowerment

If we truly want to change the world, we need more female leaders.

The world could be a very different place if more women were in charge. It’s a big challenge. Things are improving, though progress is slow. The proportion of women in parliaments globally has more than doubled since 1995, but still stood at only 23% in 2016

Source: Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International

Do women make better political representatives than men?

However, electing women is not simply about identity politics. Yes, electing women is important for women. But we also find that across a wide range of activities, women take their constituents into account more than men do.

Source: Amy Steigerwalt, Associate Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University, Jeffrey Lazarus, Associate Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University. For the Conversation

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