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Rise Up is a free workshop programme designed by and for Eastern European women and trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people to learn how to shape the UK’s political context.

The programme was launched as a collaboration between ShoutOut UK and POMOC in 2021. RiseUp is relaunching its programming in 2023. Express your interest here and watch this space!

What can I learn through RiseUp?

The course tackles practical yet critical information including:

  • Understanding the political system in the UK – and your role within it

  • The basics of media and communications literacy

  • Strategies for campaigning and contacting representatives

What practical support does RiseUp offer?

  • One-to-one mentorship and networking 

  • Opportunities to put skills into practice during local elections

  • Resources in multiple languages that can be taken back to local communities

  • Nurturing community that provides support after the programme

  • Certificate of programme completion

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