Background 2018 marks the centenary of The Representation of the People Act and The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, both of which marked major advances for women's political participation and empowerment.
Our work in society
Helping people to have their voice heard and access opportunities to shape their own futures.
Our DICE Fund will award £2m to organisations in Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and UK.
This collection of essays captures the discussions, debates, reflections and recommendations from the conference sessions by those who participated, spoke and listened.
The Next Generation research series examines the conditions that support young people in becoming creative, fulfilled and active citizens in their countries.
A new British Council report looks at how UK social enterprises empower women and girls and how traditional women’s organisations, many of which are underfunded, can develop social business approaches to support and fund their work.
Following this momentous national decision, we commissioned independent research for Next Generation UK, part of a global research programme intended to explore youth attitudes and aspirations.
If you want to makes changes in your community, find out more about the Active Citizens programme – a global network of community leaders that is being developed by the British Council and local civil society partners in participating countries.
If you’re thinking of starting a social enterprise in the UK, we have compiled a list of programmes and organisations in the UK that can help you turn your idea into reality.
Partnership is at the heart of everything we do. We are driven by our mission to build trust and opportunity globally and we have ambitious goals that can only be achieved by working with others.
We offer short and long-term opportunities for consultants and technical assistance experts, working with us on international development projects across a range of sectors and countries.