Existing inequalities mean that women are going to be disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Yet women have largely been invisible from the UK governments crisis decision making table. Equal Power is a three-year campaign from The Fawcett Soceity to get more women in all our diversity into politics at every level. They are looking for women to take part, to be inspired and gain the skills and knowledge to get more politically active. They welcome women from across the political parties.
Only 34% of MPs and just 35% of local councillors in England and Wales are women
This summer, because of coronavirus, Equal Power is running a programme of free online training for women on community organising and leadership, getting into politics and using your voice online. This programme includes sessions specifically for women who are Black, Asian or part of a minority ethnicity.
They particularly want to centre on BAME women, disabled women, working class women, younger women and those with caring responsibilities, all of whom are under-represented in national and local politics.