Women’s Voices: Women in Parliament workshop

How to have your say and make your voice count

Women make up half of society but continue to be marginalised and not represented in decision making in many aspects of social and public life. As a result, often issues affecting women and their experiences are absent form public conversations and do not inform policy and law making. Decisions that affect women’s lives are often taken without an understanding of women’s realities and with little input from women. In order to change that, women need to know how to have their say and how to make their vote count.

This workshop aims to provide participants with skills that would allow them to understand and influence decisions that impact them most and hopefully gain confidence to influence and contribute to debates around issues such as mental health provision or prevention of violence against women. For more information on why this workshop is so relevant to the Maya Centre and the work we do please refer to the Women in Parliament workshop document.

A project run in partnership with UK Parliaments outreach and engagement service and the vote 100 project. Vote 100 marks the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the UK.

The Vote100 project aims to increase knowledge and awareness of women’s history in Parliament, particularly suffrage, through social media, the web and public exhibitions.

Next workshop date: 14th September 2017

Our 1st Women in Parliament workshop was held on 23rd Feb 2017. Participants were invited to House of Lords and hosted by our patron Baroness Massey of Darwen, member of House of Lords on the 7th March 2017.

Women in Parliament workshop participants