Young women who got involved with the project learnt that there is much more to democracy than voting.
Only 32% of MPs are women and only 26% of Members of the House of Lords are women. We still have a long way to go to before our politics and democracy are truly inclusive and representative of our society.
This project has highlighted how a blended approach of community engagement using digital as an enabler is at least part of the solution.
90% of the participants in this project now understand democracy in the UK and 84% say they are likely to take part in democratic processes.
From setting up e-petitions to forming a party manifesto, there was an incredible amount of learning, participation and celebration which took place over the year.
We joined in marking 100 years of the women’s vote with the Women’s Centenary funded Voicebox Cafés project
During 2018, Good Things Foundation was funded by the Government Equalities Office to deliver activities to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act and Qualification of Women Act.
They created Voicebox Cafes as an innovative, nationwide project to engage young women through a programme of activities covering education, participation and celebration of UK democracy.
Elections and voting, and shows how women fought for the right to vote in the UK
How you can make a change about things that
matter to you
Enabled us to celebrate marking 100 years since women got the vote