Our Work Equality and Inclusion Reform53: Increased political participation for women and LGBT+ people Across the Commonwealth, many women and LGBT+ people are restricted from participating in politics. Despite some progress in women’s political representation, a gender gap still remains. In the case of LGBT+ people, many are unable to participate in politics at all. Read or download the infographic. Send a message to Commonwealth leaders that the time for reform is now. Paint your palm with the equality symbol and share your selfie using #Reform53.