The campaign for at least 50% representation of women in our Parliament and in our councils.

Why 50/50?

Today, despite making up 52% of the population, in Scotland women only make up 42% of public board members, 25% of public board chairs, 35% of MSPs and 29% of Councillors. It’s not good enough, and it is estimated that unless radical change is pursued, it would take another 50 years for us to reach an equal parliament.

Can you support our work?

The campaign is entirely run by volunteers, all donations recieved go to pay for our online activites, our research, promotion materials and workshops

Has your MSP signed up?

We’re proud of the cross party support the campaign has gained so far. Four out of five of the party leaders in Scotland have signed up to the campaign, including the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. We have over a third of the MSPs in the Scottish Parliament backing us, all we need now is action.

Has your MSP signed up?
You can find out if your MSP has signed up as a supporter  here and if not, you can write to your MSP through our website.

“Women 5050 is one of the most influential campaigns in Scotland…one I am proud to support”  

First Minister ,
Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Scotland’s political landscape is in a deficit without more women. Opening the doors to their talent and experience is what Women 5050 is all about”

Kezia Dugdale Former MSP and Co-Founder

We have a far way to go to be a diverse and inclusive parliament. We must have more representation from women, those who are disabled and the BME community”

Alison Johnstone Scottish Green MSP and Co-Founder