What is Parliament Week?
Parliament Week is a UK-wide programme of events and activities that inspire, engage and connect people with parliamentary democracy. Parliament Week 2013 will run from 15-21 November.
Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords take an active part in Parliament Week. Our partners support the week by running events and activities that form a major part of our programme.
Parliament Week is delivered by the House of Commons with the support of the House of Lords.
How can you take part in Parliament Week?
The Parliament Week programme includes events and activities across the country that are open to everyone.
The programme for Parliament Week 2013 will be available in the autumn, but you can keep up-to-date with our plans by following us on Twitter, and by liking us on Facebook.
We currently have over a hundred partners from across the country and are always looking to develop new partnerships. If you work for an organisation that would like to run an event or activity during Parliament Week, please visit our Partners' pages.
Find out more about Parliament Week with our frequently asked questions.
Women in Democracy
Part of the Parliament Week programme this year is focussing on Women in Democracy – celebrating women’s contribution to UK democratic life and exploring how women’s voices can be better heard.
Women’s participation in UK democratic life is crucial to ensure that it is well informed, representative and diverse.
By focussing on Women in Democracy we aim to:
- Inspire women to play a greater role in UK democratic life
- increase public awareness of the many ways that both women and men can get involved and get their voices heard in the UK Parliament and democratic life more broadly
- increase public awareness of women’s contribution to democratic life in the UK
There will be a variety of inspiring and engaging events taking place in Parliament and across the UK, focussing on women’s contribution to democratic life in the UK. There will also be a number of ways that you can get involved in order to raise awareness of Women in Democracy.
More information about the exciting programme and actions that you can take will be available shortly.