50:50 Parliament New Girls Network

by 50:50 Parliament in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 28th February 2020 we successfully raised £2,136 with 63 supporters in 72 days

50:50 Parliament need funds to run our New Girls Network of 50:50 Buddies who inspire and support women along the path to elected office

by 50:50 Parliament in London, England, United Kingdom

Men outnumber women 2:1 in Parliament. Only 12 extra women gained seats in the last election and at this rate it will take decades for women to have equal seats and equal say. 

50:50 are campaigning to build a better democracy.  We want men and women to run the country and plan the future together in equal numbers. 

50:50 are taking action to inspire and support women in getting selected and elected with our special #AskHerToStand and #SignUpToStand programmes. 

We are now developing fantastic new network of 50:50 buddies to mentor and monitor the progress of women who have signed up to stand with us. 

This is our New Girls Network and we need your help to fund it's future!

For example:

  • £20 allows us to spend an hour on the phone supporting around 5 women who have signed up to stand and help them take the next step,
  • £50 allows us to print 500 post cards to inform people about 50:50
  • £4000 would allow us to engage a specialist BAME peer supporter for one day a week for six months. 

Last year Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust donated seed funding for 50:50 to set up the New Girls Network but now we need your help to sustain it.

We are creating personal profiles for each one of the women signed up and providing individual guidance.

In all other aspects of our campaigning we have depended entirely upon the generosity of volunteers but now we need to professionalise 50:50 to make an even greater impact and achieve our mission.

More than 50 of the women who stood in the 2019 election were inspired by 50:50 and nine of were elected to Parliament. During December record numbers of women went to #SignUpToStand via the 50:50 website and we were invited onto Sky News, BBC News and Woman's Hour to talk about the campaign. Every day women are signing up to stand! 

We now have well over 1200 women registered with us who want to pursue a political career. 50:50 want to help them all take the next step. We work with women from across the political spectrum and from all over the country.

In November 2018 we organised an inspirational #AskHerToStand day in Parliament. This legacy needs to continue!  

This is what Nandy Manley-Browne said about the day:

"I was very inspired by the guest speakers and fringe workshops on the day and formed some great connections as a result of my attendance. I left feeling encouraged and empowered to continue persevering with my vision, and thankfully the opportunities arose when they did."

She went on to be elected as a councillor.

50:50 want to inspire and support more women to take the next step along the path to Parliament and elected office. 

Please donate to help us help more women along the way to Westminster. 

Let's build a better democracy together! 

For more information & to follow 50:50 Parliament see:

50:50 website: www.5050Parliament.co.uk

50:50 Twitter: @5050Parliament

50:50 Instagram: @5050parliament

50:50 Facebook: 5050Parliament Facebook Page

50:50 YouTube: 5050Parliament

50:50 Parliament is the campaign name for the registered not for profit company "50:50 Women's Equality Ltd" 

Rewards

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50:50 Tote Bag - Be a 21st Century Suffragette!

We will send a FAB 50:50 Parliament Tote bag to everyone who pledges £20 to the campaign - to help spread the message in an environmentally friendly way while doing your shopping!

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