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SHESchool equips women with knowledge, confidence and skills to run for election

By January 25, 2022No Comments

Thanks to the The Innovation in Politics Institute for this great video which was used at the awards ceremony in Brussels in December when #SeeHerElected was crowned the winner of the 2021 Innovation in Politics Award in the Democracy category. It is the first time Ireland has won this prestigious award.

The jury praised the ground breaking work of #SeeHerElected in equipping women with the knowledge, confidence and skills to run for Local Election through a grassroots approach with the online SHESchool. Our online workshops and classes have reached women all over rural Ireland and you can learn more about upcoming workshops on our website.

A citizens’ jury comprising over 1,000 Europeans evaluated over 400 projects to determine the 90 finalists and winners in the Awards’ nine categories. See Her Elected beat off stiff competition to be selected as the overall winner in the Democracy category of the awards.

It is fantastic recognition for See Her Elected and our work to increase the numbers of women in local politics in the rural NorthWest-Midlands Region of Ireland, where anything from 78% to 95% of the elected local authority councillors are men. We need our council chambers to be more reflective of society and we need to see more women in politics in order to have more balanced decision making. #womeninpolitics #womenempoweringwomen #womenlearningfromwomen