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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

7th CWP triennial conference in Canada
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7th CWP triennial conference in Canada

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians aim to ‘break the bias’ to build gender equality and representation in Parliaments at CWP triennial conference in Canada

Caribbean women leaders share leadership lessons at regional workshop
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Caribbean women leaders share leadership lessons at regional workshop

Women leaders from Parliament and civil society joined a three-day Workshop on Leadership for Good Governance and Social Transformation in the Caribbean

Visit to CPA Pakistan Branch
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Visit to CPA Pakistan Branch

Focus on gender equality, youth engagement and parliamentary strengthening as CPA delegation visit Pakistan

International Women's Day 2022
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International Women's Day 2022

Parliaments and Parliamentarians across the Commonwealth are celebrating women's achievements and joining the global #BreakTheBias and ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’ campaigns.

Belize National Assembly establishes Women Parliamentarians Caucus
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Belize National Assembly establishes Women Parliamentarians Caucus

Women Parliamentarians in the National Assembly of Belize have agreed to the establishment of a new Women Parliamentarians Caucus.

Diversity in Parliament: Workplace Equality & Diversity Networks
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Diversity in Parliament: Workplace Equality & Diversity Networks

New CPA publication introduces Workplace Equality & Diversity Networks (WEDNs) and provides examples of their use in Commonwealth Parliaments.