Chwarae Teg, Wales’ leading gender equality charity, is inviting young Welsh women aged 16-25 to participate in their new #LeadHerShip project to celebrate

International Women’s Day. The LeadHerShip project will give young women from all around Wales the opportunity to spend a day shadowing an AM at the National Assembly of Wales in Cardiff.

The young women will get first-hand experience of a day in the life of an AM and learn about how the Assembly works. There will be a tour of the Assembly, a Q&A session with female AMs and a ‘mock debate’ in which participants will be able to discuss the role of women in Wales today.

Helen Bradley from Chwarae Teg said:

 “Women are still notably absent from many decision-making roles in Wales making up just 28% of our MPs and Councillors and 42% of our Assembly Members. People in these roles make decisions affecting every area of our lives and it’s important to make sure that women’s voices are listened to and that their needs are addressed. We want young women’s voices to be heard at the highest levels of

Welsh politics to raise the issues that matter most to them.

 “Our new #LeadHerShip project offers young women in Wales a unique opportunity to get first-hand experience of what it’s like to be a politician as well as learning more about the inner workings of the Senedd and building their networks.  We want to show young women in Wales that they can play an important role in shaping the future and we want to do what we can to help them achieve that.”

 Women aged between 16-25 can apply to take part in this unique opportunity at https://www.cteg.org.uk/leadhership/ by5pm, Friday 12th January 2018

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