Our Challenge

Research classifies the reasons for women’s under-representation in politics as the ‘5 Cs’

CONFIDENCE

Women are less likely to go forward for selection.

CASH

Women have less access to resources than men.

CULTURE

A gendered culture is often prevalent within all political parties.

CHILDCARE

Women are more likely to have this responsibility.

CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCEDURES

The processes by which political parties select candidates poses a significant obstacle to women’s political participation.

The Solution

Tailored programs of support to inspire, equip and inform women to run for political office.

Cross party network of political women committed to equal representation of women and men in Australian politics.

Advocacy and campaigning focused on increasing the number of women in Australian politics.