Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) in video

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) marked International Women’s Day 2018 by highlighting gender equality and increasing women’s representation in Parliaments. To mark the occasion, the CWP have launched a new video in which the CWP Chairperson and women Parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth speak about the CWP’s work in gender equality and their own experiences of being in Parliament. The video also highlights the importance of reaching the Commonwealth target of 30% female representation in Commonwealth legislatures and the vital role of networks such as the CWP to achieve change. 


To view the video interview with Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (short version) please click here.
A longer version of the video interviews can be found by clicking here.

The CWP video features interviews with: the CWP Chairperson, Hon. Dr Noraini Ahmad, MP (Malaysia); CWP President – Hon. Sagufta Yasmin, MP (Bangladesh); CWP Africa Region – Hon. Thoko Didiza, MP (South Africa); CWP Australia Region – Hon. Jennifer Aitchison, MP (New South Wales); CWP British Islands and Mediterranean Region – Hon. Samantha Sacramento, MP (Gibraltar); CWP Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region – Hon. Shirley Osborne, MLA (Montserrat); CWP Canada Region – Hon. Yasmin Ratansi, MP (Canada); CWP South East Asia Region – Hon. Datuk Hajah Normala bintj Abdul Samad, MP (Malaysia); CWP Pacific Region – Hon. Poto Williams, MP (New Zealand). 

CWP Canada video:

The following video from the CWP Canada Region shows Women speaking about being a Parliamentarian. See the video below or please click here.


Delegates and participants at the CPA Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Regional ‘Hot Topic’ Forum 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’.

To view video highlights of the CPA Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Regional ‘Hot Topic’ Forum on ‘Seeking to Increase Women’s Political Participation’ please click below. The full session will also be available on the CPA Secretariat You Tube channel.

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians from the British Islands and Mediterranean Region (through CPA UK) partnered with the Commonwealth Local Government Forum and the Commonwealth Secretariat to host a workshop on women's political empowerment as part of the Commonwealth Women's Forum in the margins of CHOGM 2015. The half-day workshop explored opportunities for and barriers to improving women's participation in political life, considering themes such as the role of political parties and civil society, and the link between local government and national parliaments. Please see the video below or please click here