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Ask your MP to support more women in power
Get your MP to support more Women in Power

Please ask your MP to push for a target on women’s participation and influence in public life as part of a robust Sustainable Development gender goal. Write to your MP

Don't let women be a statistic
Don’t let women be a statistic

Take action to ensure world leaders at the UN speak up for more Women in Power. Can you help us reach 5,000 messages of support? Sign our petition

Women in Power
Women in Power

2/3rds of the world’s poorest people are women. Women produce 80% of the world’s food but are more likely to go hungry. There are 10 million more girls out of education than boys. Yet only 20% of parliamentarians are women. Women suffer most from poverty but have far too little say over what is done to tackle it. Join our campaign to end gender inequality.

action/2015 - join the global campaign
action/2015 campaign

action/2015 is a global campaign asking world leaders to take action to tackle inequality, injustice and poverty in 2015. Find out how you can join in

Rickshaw rides #stopthemyth
Rickshaw rides - stop the myth

77% of the UK public think that efforts to tackle global poverty over the last decade have made little or no difference. Think nothing changes in development? Watch this video.


Campaign for change

Will you take action and stand up for women to have a voice in decision making? Sign our petition and urge world leaders to take action for gender equality. 

Why VSO campaigns

Change is people-powered – and so are VSO campaigns. Together we campaign to improve the ways that governments, business and ordinary people contribute to reducing poverty. Whether this is this is your first visit or you’re a campaigning veteran just back from a two-year stint of VSO volunteering, you can help right now by joining our network of campaigners.

Current campaign

VSO’s Women in Power campaign is calling for a standalone gender goal and target in the post-2015 development framework that will follow the Millenium Development Goals. Take action to ensure world leaders at the UN speak up for more Women in Power. Sign our petition today

Past campaigns

Take a look at our past campaigns and see how VSO’s supporters have made a difference to the lives of some of the world poorest people.