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Keen to see more women in public life in Guernsey?  Then join the Women in Public Life team and we can work together to make it happen!

These are the Volunteer roles we are currently recruiting for.  If you’re interested, or just want to find out more, please email us, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Insta Guru

Role: We’re looking for someone to run our Instagram channel and really make it sing.

Skills: Social media experience and a love of Instagram.

Time commitment: Flexible. You main role will be to convert our standard social media posts into versions will stand out on Instagram. That will take an hour or two a week. But there’s also scope for you to create your own Insta-specific content and really own the development of the channel.

 

Curator

Role: We’ve embarked on a big journey and we’d like to document it. We’re looking for someone to pull together our photos, media cuttings and newsletters.

Skills: An interest in marketing and communications. An eye for detail and order.

Time commitment: Flexible. Initially there will be about six hours work to get on top of our current information and create a system to manage it. But after that, you will just need to check in for an hour once a week to see what’s new.

 

Statto

Role: We’ve gathered a lot of statistics on the number of women in various public office roles in Guernsey. We’d like to find even more and bring them together into a report once a year so we can track progress.

Skills: Good numeracy and an eye for detail. Experience of presenting data effectively.

Time commitment: Flexible, averaging two hours a week for several months.

 

Outreach Officer

Role: The Latvian, Portuguese and other communities in Guernsey are significantly under-represented in public office. We’re looking for someone to focus on building relationships and trust with women who live in Guernsey but weren’t born in the British Isles.

Skills: Good people skills and an interest in other cultures.

Time commitment: Flexible, but you will need to have some time free during the day for meetings/calls. Maximum two hours a week.

 

Interested? Please email us.

 

 

Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

Please fill in the details below.

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Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Are you from South Africa? Please email hello@womeninpubliclife.gg if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 

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Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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