As the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, Girlguiding enables those girls and young women to have a voice at all levels and all ages from 5 years upwards.
As Region Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding South West England, I was blown away by the number of units who participated in a wide variety of activities during UK Parliament week 2017. I am hoping that even more units will be taking part this year.
UK Parliament week gives our members the opportunity to engage with politicians both local and national, explore what it means to live in a parliamentary democracy, and to empower them to express their own opinions, while being respectful of the different opinions of others.
In this year of Vote 100, they will also have the opportunity to explore the role and history of women in our Parliament and beyond.
I am really looking forward to hearing about all the exciting events and activities that our members participate in across the Region this year.
Carole Pennington is Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding South West England. This year, we’ve partnered with a range of organisations as part of UK Parliament Week 2018. You can find out more about our partnerships here.