Helping young women to Change the world, their lives and communities through political and voluntary action was the theme of a workshop held by Fiona Mactaggart, MP for Slough on 17th February.
The event, targeted at sixth form students and other young women, was attended by local charities Aik Saath and DASH who talked to the girls about the role they can play in helping communities to work together and tackling domestic violence and abuse.
The event was part of the local lead up to International Women’s Day (8th March 2015). Fiona held a competition for local students to visit Parliament to shadow her for a day on 12th March to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event in Slough was an opportunity for students that applied but didn’t win to learn more about parliament, politics and campaigning.
Fiona said, “I received many excellent applications from young women who want to shadow me in Parliament. Unfortunately, the programme was limited to only two, so I held this workshop for the runners up and a few other interested young women.
“I’m glad I did it; the girls were so engaged and interested in my role as an MP and how they can make a change to local communities and the world.”