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.

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

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