Speaking with Active Citizens

Active Citizens is a social leadership training programme run by the British Council which promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development.  The programme intends to bring together people with different beliefs and perspectives to learn from and share with each other.  Participants come from all over the globe.

In an interesting and lively discussion Pauline spoke about her experiences in Parliament and a number of issues in relation to current affairs, including: women’s empowerment; UK aid spending overseas and healthcare.  Pauline also spoke of her own experience of engagement of Social Action projects.

Pauline said, it was great to meet and speak with such an interesting group of people involved in important social action projects across the globe. I took the opportunity to speak of my experience of participating in a social action projects in Uganda and Rwanda. 

I also answered a number of challenging questions. I note that they were particularly concerned with issues relating to democracy.  I took this opportunity to reflect on my experiences as a women in politics.  I also discussed my role on the International Development Select Committee.”