TG launches initiative to inspire women into frontline politics
Together Gibraltar has launched an initiative to showcase the contribution of women in the Gibraltar Parliament in a bid to inspire others into frontline politics.
The party said its ‘Road to Parliament’ initiative, which it launched on International Women’s Day, aimed to address the “massive representation gap” that exists in Parliament today.
“We can bring reforms and raise awareness, but we will not have real equality until women are aptly represented in our institutions,” said Marlene Hassan Nahon, the Leader of Together Gibraltar.
“There are barriers to this which we have to understand and bring down, and this will be a great opportunity to start doing so.”
The initiative aims to get more women into the Gibraltar Parliament by providing guidance and support to those mulling the idea of one day standing for election.
TG announced three Facebook live interactive chats with candidates past, present and future, streamed live so that anyone can participate and ask questions via the comment section.
Other events may follow in the future.
TG said that although it had launched the project, it was not partisan.
The party hopes the initiative will act as a platform for the benefit of women of all political persuasions and a means to progress in the fight for gender equality.
The chats will be attended by several female members of TG including Ms Hassan Nahon.
Also involved will be former GSD MP Isobel Ellul, former PDP candidate Rebecca Calderon and GSLP activist Joelle Baglietto.