Engendering Change

Stage one of our programme is a 6 day course, usually run over 6 consecutive weeks, for women who want to make a difference in their communities.

The course is held in local community venues across Wales and encourages women, particularly those who are under-represented in decision making, to get their voices heard by decision-makers.

Participants learn to understand the decision making processes of local, national and central government and to become more strategic in their thinking and actions. The course motivates women to succeed in becoming the decision makers and identify opportunities for campaigning and lobbying on issues that matter to them and their communities.

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  • Communication and confidence skills,


  • Strategic thinking and building an effective case to take on a community issue,


  • Opportunities for lobbying and campaigning


  • Understanding the decision-making processes in local, national and central government,


  • Barriers to equality and ways in which these can be overcome...

On completion of the course, women feel empowered to take responsibility themselves for the communities in which they live, rather than expecting or allowing others to do it for them.

The training is open to all women in Wales, with no pre-requisites to join and is FREE, with contributions to childcare, travel, and access costs available.

Visit our upcoming courses page to find out if a course is running near you now, or contact us to discuss the potential for arranging a course in your area.

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What our participants say about the course:

• "I found the Engendering Change course so interesting and supportive that I have persuaded several of my friends to do it and they have also found it wonderful."

• "The areas covered in the Engendering Change course have given me increased confidence in being a public figure. It has extended my skills set and has helped me to understand the importance and context of women in public life. It was particularly useful to meet women in a similar situation so we were able to offer each other support."

• "I learnt a lot about the political system in Wales which I had no idea about and to put the icing on the cake, we visited the Senedd in Cardiff Bay where I got to see the Welsh Assembly for the first time in my life."

• "Since completing the Engendering Change course I have become more aware of issues in my Caerphilly community and have become a Governor in my children's school."

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