Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) East Africa Regional Gender Sensitization Workshop in Uganda focuses on mainstreaming gender in parliamentary business 

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Africa Region have held a four-day gender sensitization workshop for Commonwealth Parliamentarians from the East Africa region at the Parliament of Uganda in Kampala from 21 to 26 July 2018.

The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Africa Region and the Deputy Chairperson of Committees in the South Africa Parliament, Hon. Thoko Didiza, MP, gave a keynote address under the theme of ‘Mainstreaming Gender in Parliamentary Business’. To read the speech given by Hon. Thoko Didiza please click here.

The CWP workshop was attended by Rt Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda and former Chairperson of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) International; Hon. Lindiwe Maseko, MP, (South Africa), Chairperson of the CPA Africa Region; and Hon. Mary Karoro Okurut, Minister of Gender Labour and Social Development of Uganda.

Delegates attending the CWP Africa Regional workshop included Speakers and Members of Parliament, Government Ministers, councillors from local municipalities, civic society organisations, academic institutions, businesses and student organisations.  


Updated 26th July 2018.

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) was founded in 1989 to increase the number of female elected representatives in Parliaments and legislatures across the Commonwealth and to ensure that women’s issues are brought to the fore in parliamentary debate and legislation. The network campaigns for gender equality in all spheres. 

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association connects, develops, promotes and supports Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The CPA is an international community of around 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures working together to deepen the Commonwealth’s commitment to the highest standards of democratic governance. 
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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
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