The CPA supports the work of the CWP with its Regional Strengthening Fund. A grant of GBP £10,000 is allocated to each of the nine CPA regions. The fund provides assistance for regions to undertake projects and events which align with the CWP's strategic objectives.
Some recent activities delivered with the support of the fund include:
CWP Africa Region
Between the 17-18 December 2020, the CWP Africa Region in partnership with the CPA Nigeria Branch delivered a Sensitisation Virtual Workshop. Hosted by the CWP Vice-Chairperson, Hon. Dr Zainab Gimba MP, the Workshop covered a variety of topics related to the impact of COVID-19 on women’s socio-economic wellbeing and women’s participation and leadership in decision-making.
CWP British British Islands and Mediterranean Region
Between the 17-21 February 2020, The CWP British British Islands and Mediterranean Canadian Region held its Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference. Hosted by the CPA Falkland Islands Branch, the Conference covered a wider range of topics related to the Conference theme 'Combatting Stereotypes in Small Communities' such as the importance of building roles in Small Communities, creating opportunities for women in the future in Small Communities, encouraging women to stand for public office and, mentoring women in Parliament.
CWP Canadian Region
The CWP Canadian Region, in partnership with the British Columbia Legislative Assembly applied for the Strengthening Funds to engage a political scientist to undertake key planning toward conducting a gender sensitivity audit. The audit would serve as a case study of Canadian jurisdictions. The Funds were used to develop a detailed project scope, methodology and project plan and result in a first interim report which was published in December 2020.