Although the next European elections are still six months away, national political parties across Europe are deciding right now who is going to be on the lists of candidates. The number of women elected will reflect the number and ranking of women on the candidate lists: the lesser the proportion of women on the list, the lesser women will be elected; if all women are put at the bottom of the list, they won’t have a chance to be elected either!
Therefore we need your help to put pressure on all national political parties and ask them to ensure the equal representation and ranking of women and men on their electoral lists and to include gender equality as a priority in their programmes.
At least in UK and in Germany the lists have already been decided, so we need to act now in order to have an impact!
You can use the model lobbying letter we have prepared.
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