Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) and International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is marked on 8 March every year. In different, Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to festivities for women's economic, political and social achievements. Events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events. One of the day's main focuses is the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations to create political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide.
Please find below a video message from the former Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda to mark International Women's Day 2016. You can also click here to view the message:


2016 Event Reports:

The International Steering Committee of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) also took part in an International Women’s Day 2016 celebration event held at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, UK entitled ‘Equality for Women is Progress for All’ where the CWP and CPA was represented by Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, UK Member of the British Islands and Mediterranean CWP Steering Committee. 

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