Saskatchewan New Democratic Women (SNDW) was established to promote the involvement of women in all levels of political activity, up to and including elected office. We hold educational events, develop policy on matters of particular concern to women, and conduct fundraising to support women running for public office, both while they are seeking the nomination and during the election.
The New Democratic Party has a proud history of promoting the involvement of women in the political process, and tackling issues of importance to women. Our party understands that our economy, our society and our political institutions function best when we are able to draw on the talent, knowledge and life experience of each and every one of us.
Our federal party became the first national political party to be led by a woman when Audrey McLaughlin won the leadership in 1989. Today, women comprise nearly 40% of the federal NDP Caucus –an unprecedented number.
Unfortunately, women continue to be under-represented in the Saskatchewan legislature.
In 2008, the New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan set a goal of ensuring that, in future, 50% of the party’s candidates for public office will be women.
In 2012, the party established a committee to explore best practices for increasing the number of women and other under-represented groups in the political process. SNDW will play a leading role in this process.
We invite committed and energetic women of all ages and all backgrounds to join us in building a party and a province where women can participate equally at every level. If you want to join us, please fill out the form or contact [email protected].