International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day, first celebrated in 1911, marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
Every year the CWP celebrate the day in a variety of ways, but always with the focus of promoting the interests of women and girls. In 2022, Women Parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth will mobilise behind the #BreakTheBias slogan. Members will join the global campaign to both challenge gender bias and inequality that make it difficult for women to move ahead and to also celebrate women’s achievements and to help create an inclusive world.
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, the CWP Chairperson, Hon. Shandana Gulzar Khan, MNA (Pakistan) has published a #ChoosetoChallenge video message. To watch the message click here or view below.
In 2021, the CWP network released a series of short videos online and on social media, offering an insight into the life of women Parliamentarians and their efforts to facilitate the empowerment of women at every level of society. Women MPs featured from CPA Nigeria; Pakistan; St. Lucia; Ontario; India; Cook Islands and Malaysia.