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Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians aim to 'break the bias' to build gender equality and representation in Parliaments at 7th Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference

 

The 7th Triennial Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference brought together women Members of Parliament from across the Commonwealth to discuss issues around gender equality, women's leadership and creating gender sensitive Parliaments in a series of workshops.

CWP Workshops

Find out about the workshops for delegates at the links below.

Download CWP Resources

CWP Strategic Plan 2020-2022

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Strategic Plan 2020-2022 sets out the network's mission statement, outcomes and thematic priorities.

CWP Gender Sensitising Parliaments Guidelines: Standards and a Checklist for Parliamentary Change

These guidelines have been created to help Commonwealth Parliaments to become gender sensitive institutions, providing legislatures with an outline of gender sensitising standards that they can look to achieve. 

The Parliamentarian 2019 Issue One - Women and Parliament: Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians at 30

As The Parliamentarian begins its 100th year of publishing, this special issue marks the 30th anniversary of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) and examines the successes and barriers to women's equal representation in Commonwealth Parliaments.

CWP Elections

View the electoral roll for the CWP Conference

At the Conference, delegates elected a new Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians network. Hon. Dr Zainab Gimba MP, Nigeria will hold the position for three years. Also at the Conference, the Hon. Valerie Woods MP, Belize was reelected as the CWP Vice-Chairperson which is a 1-year term. 

CWP News

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Chairperson speaks about gender equality in Parliaments
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Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Chairperson speaks about gender equality in Parliaments

Hon. Zainab Gimba attended the 13th Commonwealth Women's Affairs Ministers Meeting in Nassau, The Bahamas, from 21 to 23 August 2023.

Women political leaders aim for gender equality in the Caribbean Region
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Women political leaders aim for gender equality in the Caribbean Region

Importance of women’s engagement in parliamentary leadership underscored at CWP Regional Seminar in Jamaica

Promoting women's political participation in Botswana
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Promoting women's political participation in Botswana

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Chairperson visits the Parliament of Botswana to discuss women’s political participation ahead of forthcoming elections

Parliamentary strengthening in CPA Asia Region with PIPS
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Parliamentary strengthening in CPA Asia Region with PIPS

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association partners with Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services to promote parliamentary strengthening

Gender equality through parliamentary engagement: UN Women partnership
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Gender equality through parliamentary engagement: UN Women partnership

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association partners with UN Women to promote gender equality through parliamentary engagement

Everything you need to know from CWP on International Women's Day 2023
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Everything you need to know from CWP on International Women's Day 2023

Register for our new online course, watch a message from the CWP Chair and find out how Parliaments are marking #IWD2023