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8th Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference - 67th CPC

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) is the network of women Members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Parliaments and Legislatures. The network's mission is to promote the representation of women in CPA Branches and women's full and equal participation in all political and parliamentary leadership at all levels.

The 8th Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference will bring together female and male Members of Parliament in the Commonwealth to discuss equal representation in Parliaments through a series of workshops and governance meetings.

The CWP Conference will follow the meeting of the CWP Steering Committee and consists of:

  • Four learning and development workshops for Members of Parliament 
  • A CWP Business Meeting 

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference was previously triennial (every three years) but in 2023, CWP Members agreed to hold an annual CWP Conference.

The main theme of the 8th Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference is: 'Engaging, Promoting and Retaining Women in Power'.

The 8th CWP Conference will take place from 4 to 5 November 2024 in the margins of the 67th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (3 to 8 November 2024).

Workshops - 8th Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference

67th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference
Theme: Engaging, Promoting and Retaining Women in Power
  • Workshop A: Promoting the Political Participation of Young Women and Girls.
  • Workshop B: Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights in the Commonwealth.
  • Workshop C: The Retention of Women in Parliaments: How to Keep Women in Politics?
  • Workshop D: Joint Small Branches and CWP Workshop – Gender and National Climate Planning: moving from commitment to scalable action.

 

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Download resources from the CWP network

CWP Network Information Leaflet

The leaflet provides information on how the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) network is organised and the activities and programmes it provides for Members.

CWP Gender Mainstreaming Leaflet

This information sheet explains gender mainstreaming and approaches to practical application within Parliamentary institutions. 

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. 

CWP Gender-Sensitising Parliaments: A Seven-Step Field Guide

This Field Guide complements the 'CWP Gender Sensitising Parliaments Guidelines', providing a blueprint for Parliaments interested in undertaking a gender sensitive review and making their institution more inclusive and representative.

Outcomes Report for the CWP Workshop ‘Champions for Gender Equality: Achieving Equal Participation in Commonwealth Parliaments’

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) network has published its outcomes report from the three-day CWP Workshop hosted by the Parliament of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam from 6 to 8 December 2023.

By the end of the CPA programme, participants had enhanced their understanding of how to champion the equal participation of women and gender equality in the context of their own jurisdictions. 

CWP Anti-Harassment Policy Guidelines: A Toolkit for Commonwealth Parliaments

The CWP Anti-Harassment Policy Guidelines support Parliaments across the Commonwealth in the effort to both address and remove all traces of harassment across parliamentary workplaces.

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