Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Regional Conference held at Welsh Assembly to discuss Women and Economic Empowerment   

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) British Islands and Mediterranean Regional Conference took place with women Members of Parliament from across the region at the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff. Joyce Watson AM, CWP International Steering Committee Member for the BIM Region hosted the event on the theme of Women and the Economy looking at how economic empowerment can help to promote gender equality.

Proceedings started with an outreach visit to GE Aviation’s Nantgarw site in Caerphilly where women Members of Parliament met young women apprentices and heard about the work being done to address the STEM-Gender Gap by 2020 and to encourage more women to join the sector.

Published on Friday 7th April 2017.


Notes to Editors

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.

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