Project Parity
Building Democracy - Training World Leaders

Project Parity is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Established in 1996, it is an NGO (Non Governmental Organisation) working to increase the percentage of women in local, national and international politics and public decision-making positions.  It's work is focussed on emerging democracies.  So far Project Parity has worked in 13 countries.

We believe far more women in senior political and public office will achieve progress with stability, bringing in the perceptions, knowledge, intelligence, experience, judgment and outlook of 51% of the world's population.

Meet The Team

We have a wide variety of experts who work for us. We hand pick teams for each project so that we use the most appropriate personnel. Our experts and trainers range former Cabinet Ministers to Media experts to grass-roots campaigners.

Lesley Abdela is Chief Executive of Project Parity.  She co-founded the all-Party 300 Group for Women in Politics/Public Life.
Tim Symonds is Executive Director of Project Parity and co-founded the 300 Group.
Prof Rt Hon Shirley Williams is President of Project Parity and was a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons for 18 years. She served as a Government Cabinet Minister for 5 years.