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Counting Women In






Welcome to Counting Women In.

Counting Women In brings the Centre for Women & Democracy together with women’s organisations (the Fawcett Society), academics (the Hansard Society),and others campaigning for a better politics (the Electoral Reform Society and Unlock Democracy) to fight to ensure women have an equal presence and voice within our democratic system.

Men currently outnumber women 4 to 1 in Parliament meaning decisions of national importance – about everything from whether to go to war to what to teach in our schools – are being made without women round the table.

And at the current rate of change, a child born today will be drawing her pension before she has an equal voice in the government of her country.

Counting Women In (CWI) will be working to change the UK’s political culture so it works for not against women.

You can join the call for change by signing up to support the campaign today. As a supporter you’ll receive regular campaign news and updates from us with details of the newest actions and how you can get involved.

And there's one thing you can do straight away.

Before the 2010 election, David Cameron pledged to make a third of his Ministers women. Currently there are more millionaires than women in the Cabinet as only five out of 23 Cabinet Ministers are women.

Take action to change this: sign the petition NOW and  tell the Prime Minister to keep his promise.
Sign the petition

You can also follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook to keep up to date with the campaign.

CFWD believes that the best democracies are those which ensure access and participation for everyone, which is why we are delighted to be working to achieve change with other like-minded organisations. Counting Women In is about achieving a much more open and representative political system, as well as ensuring that, nearly a century after the first women were able to vote, we finally finish the job of achieving an equal voice in public decision-making for women of all backgrounds and communites.