As part of Parliament Week 2013 we joined-up with a number of partners to encourage more women to become engaged in public life.

This is important because from Parish Councils through to the Welsh Government and beyond, women are underrepresented in political and public life. As these are roles that help to shape the world we live in, it is particularly important for us to encourage far more women to take up positions in public life.

For women themselves, actively engaging in public life and our democratic processes is a hugely rewarding career path that helps to make a genuine and positive contribution to Welsh society.

It’s an important challenge for us to work towards a Wales where women are equally represented in public life.

 

“If the people who represent us aren’t representative of us, how can we expect them to understand women and take the issues they face into consideration?”
– Joy Kent, Chief Executive.

 

Related Chwarae Teg Articles for — Women in Public Life —

Debbie Harvey, Newport City Councillor. Read her story.

Hailey Townsend, Bridgend County Borough Councillor. Read her story.