Report of BAME Women Councillors’ Taskforce

In June 2011, the Government Equalities Office published a report of the work of the The Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Women Councillors’ Taskforce.

The Taskforce was convened in May 2008 to consider practical ways of encouraging BAME women to become local councillors and make councils more representative of the communities they serve. A multi-stage research programme, evaluating each of the Taskforce stages, was conducted between Summer 2009 and Spring 2010.

The summary and full report provide the overall findings as well as specific evidence from the Outreach Events, Shadowing and Mentoring Programme and Community Leadership Course. The evaluation shows that significant outcomes had been achieved in this short time including the election of some women as councillors.

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