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Join the Politics Group Live



Do you follow Guernsey politics? Want to understand more about it? Join Women in Public Life’s Politics Group Live!

  • Discuss the political issues of the day
  • Learn more about how the States of Deliberation works
  • Practice putting across your point of view.

You don’t need to be a politics nerd. You’re just someone who cares about how the island is run. You keep an eye on the political stories in the media and want to share that interest with others in a welcoming, respectful environment.

Our first meeting will be on Wednesday 2 February at 7pm in the Carol Hinde Room at Les Cotils. The main topic for discussion will be Deputy Mahoney’s plans for the States property portfolio, including the Castel Hospital site. If that’s not a story you’ve been following, don’t worry, we’ve put together some background information.

Spaces are limited so if you would like to join us, reserve your place by emailing or sending a WhatsApp message to Shelaine. We appreciate that evening meetings can be tricky if you have caring responsibilities so if you’d prefer to join us by Zoom, let us know.

If you can’t make that date, be sure to email us anyway to be added to the mailing list for future invitations.


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.


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: 

Are you from South Africa? Please email 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. 


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: 

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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