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What’s the problem?
There are currently more millionaires than women in the Cabinet. Just 22 per cent – or 1 in 5 - members of the Westminster Parliament are women and the number of women MPs has increased by only 4 per cent since 1997.
Women have a right to an equal say in politics. Decisions of national importance – about everything from whether to go to war to what to teach in our schools – are being made without women round the table: the different experiences and perspectives of one half of the country are not being heard.
The lack of women at the top table of politics sends a clear signal to other walks of life: it’s ok to cut women out from positions of power. We don’t think it is. Take action now…
What’s the solution?
Ensuring women have a greater presence and voice in politics requires action on many fronts: we need to change the UK’s political culture so it works for not against women; political parties must do more to recruit and promote women; the media must treat women in public life with respect. Find out more…