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International Women's Day

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Date: 8 March 2022

Location: Worldwide


International Women's Day is celebrated every year on 8 March. It is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and issue a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Women in Parliament

CPA Resources

Watch | CWP Video Masterclasses

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) network has a range of video masterclasses available to support capacity-building and knowledge sharing between Parliaments on gender issues including combatting violence against women and girls, legislating for gender equality and gender budgeting in legislation.

Check out our YouTube playlist with all our gender masterclasses. Use the 'Playlist'  button in the top right of the video player to browse all our videos.

Listen | Julia Gillard: Vaccine Inequality, Women in Politics and the Commonwealth

On a special episode of 'Parliamentary Conversation in the Commonwealth, a podcast from the CPA, Julia Gillard, the first woman Prime Minister of Australia, sat down with CPA Secretary-General and former UK MP, Stephen Twigg, for a wide-ranging conversation. 

They discussed her experiences as a woman in political leadership, the impact of affirmative action on gender equality in Parliament and the difficulties that women in parliamentary workplaces continue to face.

Listen on all podcasting platforms ->

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

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) network has produced Anti-Harassment Policy Guidelines for Commonwealth Parliaments. The guidelines are designed to help Parliaments, regardless of their experience or size, to promote and maintain an internal working environment that has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment. 

Download the guidelines ->

Read | The game-changing women leading human rights movements around the Commonwealth

The CPA invites Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and Kaleidoscope Trust (KT) to tell us more about the Commonwealth Equality Project and share examples of women who are making a difference and leading human rights movements around the Commonwealth.

Read the blog ->

Contact Us

Let the CPA know how your Parliament is celebrating International Women's Day

If your Parliament is hosting an event or launching a new initiative to mark International Women's Day this year, we'd love to know about it! 

Let us know about your plans for International Women's Day by contacting us via our website.


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