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‘Women in Politics’ Networking

Project Promoter: Fundacja Głosuj na Kobietę
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 27 020,55 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 08.12.2021-31.03.2023

The aim of the project is to support the political emancipation of women as well as to promote and strengthen their voice. We would like women to represent 50% of both houses of the Polish Parliament, not just the current 26.5%. To govern in 50% of Polish municipalities, not just in the current 12%. To represent 50% of the European Parliament, not just the current 36.4%. We want more women to be present in politics, and their voices to be better heard. As part of the project, we arrange meeting places for female candidates in the forthcoming parliamentary elections to meet with those electing their representatives. We create a meeting place for women who are actively pursuing political careers, as well as girls and women who intend to become socially and politically active. They are representatives of different political environments, representing different views. We launch the ‘The Electoral Compass’ platform, which allows people running for election to register their political profiles, and voters to get to know male and female candidates better. Using the platform, citizens will also check what views male candidates have on the issue of women’s rights. We hold a series of debates with women representative on the topics: ‘Defence’, ‘Digital Security’, ‘Feminist Economics’, ‘Climate Roulette’, as well as workshops with female experts on the topics: ‘Politics from behind a computer screen’, ‘Become a councillor’. We create a discussion group ‘Networking: Women in Politics’. We believe that the issue of equal and diverse representation in politics is important for everyone, not just women. We all lose out when the perspective of half the population is insufficiently represented.