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To become a Women in Public Life volunteer, simply sign up and click the Volunteer button.  We welcome everyone as volunteers – women and men.

As a volunteer you’ll hear about opportunities to share our message on social media, assist with events or help us when we’re stuck with something.
 
There’ll also be chances to show women standing for public office that you are there for them, willing them on.
 

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If you’d like to get more deeply involved and take on a specific role, check out our Volunteer Vacancies page.

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It’s simple – the more donations we get from our supporters, the more we can do to encourage the women of Guernsey to take that first step into public office.

Women in Public Life relies on supporters like you – we don’t get any local grants or money from the States.  We partner with local companies to sponsor our events but other than that, our success depends on our supporters. 

Please click on the Donate button to chip in whatever you can afford.

Invite someone

Think about an amazing Guernsey woman you know.  Think about what her talents and life experience could contribute to our community… 

But does she know about roles in public office?  Does she understand she has the skills to make a difference? Has anyone ever asked her to consider standing?

Show how much faith you have in her – email your friend about Women in Public Life now.

Register to vote

The States is creating a brand new electoral roll for Election 2020 so you even if you have voted before, you need to re-register.

Just go to the Election2020 website and fill in a few details.  It takes a few minutes.

And put a note in your diary to make sure you vote on Wednesday 17th June 2020.

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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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