Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region

The Caribbean, Americans and Atlantic CWP regional strengthening programme has concentrated on issues such as the national and global progress of women, enhanced public education to eliminate gender bias, the formation of a national bi-partisan women’s caucus to agree a shared fundamental consensus, scrutiny of political constitutions – to name a few. To that end, the Region holds regional seminars and other activities such as teleconferences, video-conferences and parallel actions in respective jurisdictions.  

The Region’s activities have included regional seminars. The seminars facilitate discussions around the national and global progress of women, enhanced public education to eliminate gender bias, the formation of a national bi-partisan women’s caucus to agree a shared fundamental consensus, scrutiny of political constitutions – to name a few. 

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10th Regional Conference of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) takes place in St Kitts

The 42nd Regional Conference of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region saw several other events take place during the conference including the Regional Executive Committee Meeting and the Annual General Meeting. The 10th Regional Conference of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) which took place in St Kitts in the margins of the main conference was chaired by Hon. Shirley Osborne MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Montserrat and Chair of the Regional CWP and saw updates on the activities of the CWP across the region.


Increased Women’s Political Participation will benefit wider society says CPA Caribbean Regional Hot Topic Forum held at 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference
The CWP CAA Region also participated in the CPA Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Regional ‘Hot Topic’ Forum which have heard from a number of speakers on the need for increased women’s political participation for the benefit of wider society as they discussed the ‘hot topic’ of the region - ‘Seeking to Increase Women’s Political Participation’. The CPA Regional ‘Hot Topic’ Forums bring together not only Commonwealth Parliamentarians, but also academics, students, civil society organisations and the wider Commonwealth family. Please click here to read more about this forum.

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9th Regional Conference of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region takes place in Nassau, The Bahamas 
The 9th Regional Conference of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region was held in July 2016 in Nassau, The Bahamas. The conference was hosted by the Bahamas Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) alongside the 41st Regional Conference of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic (CAA) Region. 

The two-day Regional Conference of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region was chaired by Hon. Shirley Osborne MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Montserrat and Chair of the Regional CWP, as well as Vice Chairperson of the CPA. Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin MP, Minister of Transport and Aviation of The Bahamas, former Chair of the Regional CWP delivered the keynote address at the official opening of the Regional Conference of the CWP. Hon. Melanie Griffin MP, Minister of Social Services and Community Development (Bahamas) also gave a speech at the conference and Mr Akbar Khan, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association also addressed the Regional Conference of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians. The conference was attended by women Speakers, Members of Parliament and parliamentary staff from across the region. A number of topics were discussed at the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarian’s Regional Conference including ‘Women in Political Leadership: Why Does it Matter?’, ‘Violence: An Impediment to Women’s Political Leadership Within the Region’ and ‘Perceptions of the Role of Women in Society and Their Effect on Women’s Political Leadership within the Region’.