‘Connect Girls, Inspire a Generation’ – Inspire a young woman from your constituency on Thursday 7 March 2013.
The APPG for Women in Parliament is encouraging all MPs to invite a young woman from their constituency to shadow them in Parliament for the day to support the theme ‘The Gender Agenda, Gaining Momentum’ for International Women’s Day (IWD). This is the perfect opportunity for MPs to inspire girls who are interested in politics or taking a leading role in the community.
What will this involve?
- 10am-4pm – The participant will shadow their MP for the day. This could involve attending meetings, watching the IWD debate in the Chamber (tbc) or assisting in the office. Alternatively, if an MP receives more than one participant they can choose to shadow a member of House of Commons staff.
- 4-6pm – Afternoon tea on the Terrace in conjunction with Parliagender, Parliament’s Workplace Equality Network on gender equality.
- This will provide a chance for the participants to connect with each other and swap inspiring stories of their experiences in Parliament. There will also be a photo opportunity for the MP and the participant.
- The cost of travel to the Houses of Parliament will be heavily subsidized or in some cases completely paid for if the participants travel by train. This will be finalised when we know exactly who is attending and where they are based, so please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements with the relevant train operating companies.