More than ever, involved women must take their rightful place at the heart of our institutions. It entails that they are taking their part in the challenges that will determine the living conditions of future generations. The barriers that these women face are still too many and require collective mobilization.
Taking place in politics
Institutions were built at a time when women, our foremothers, did not have the right to vote, so they could not contribute to their creation. Our democratic system being clearly dysfunctional, we have the duty to take our part and bring concrete solutions. We must respond to our fellow citizens’ thirst for democracy and to the imperative need to deliver results that meet the challenges of our time. On the occasion of the legislative elections of 2022, a historic political appointment to operate a change in our institutions in the service of society and future generations, we have decided to take action to defuse the systemic brakes that have long hindered us.
Bringing out a new generation of political leaders
In the spring of 2020, a group of twenty involved women conceived and launched INVESTIES, a training program to the political practice to feminize politics and bring out new political leaders capable of integrating citizens’ major concerns and the defining issues of our century into the law-making process. This program does not aim to bring women that would be considered as “quotas” or “last minute candidate”. It ensures to create the enabling conditions to have influence on the major stakes that define our time, to bring in our luggage inclusive democratic and organizational methods, to work on the elected official’s renewed posture, to know the rules of the French political game and the tactics that are being used.
Four shared political horizons
There is no common political program among INVESTIE’s women: each one is responsible for her own words, her own visions and political struggles. Nevertheless, we recognize ourselves in four political horizons: social justice, environmental justice, democratic transition and the fight against all discriminations. We share a common understanding that aims at equality between citizens, not through declarations but through fact and in action. This ambition must take into account the multiple factors of inequality that many French people suffer according to their gender, their sexual orientation, their age, their origins, their beliefs, their religious affiliation and practice, their gender, their skin color, their place of residence, their disability, their studies, etc.