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Launch of the #UpForSchool Campaign in London

On 19 November, WIP joined ‘A World at School’, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, and hundreds of schoolchildren to launch the global campaign #UpForSchool in London. The event “Our Future, Our Rights” was introduced by Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom…

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APEC Women Leaders Lunch in Beijing

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) hosted the “APEC Women Leaders Lunch” on 9 November, in Beijing. This event was organised on the occasion of the APEC CEO Summit 2014, with the aim to strengthen the network between high-level women leaders across the Asia Pacific. Michelle Bachelet, Presi…

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#UpForSchool Campaign: Become the WIP Champion for Education

WIP is a lead partner in the global campaign #UpForSchool, a call to action to demonstrate the public support for universal primary education. This petition aims to push child rights higher up the international agenda and to drive changes in national legislations, in order to meet the provisions of …

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Where are the women in the corridors of power?

By Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder of WIP. Published on 30 October, World Economic Forum Blog  — Forty-nine years ago, Mary Poppins won five Oscars. Singapore, the Maldives and Gambia became independent countries, West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations. The Vietnam War raged, an…

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WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2014

According to the World Economic Forum, 2095 could be the year to close the gender gap for economic participation in the world. This is one of the findings published today within the Global Gender Gap Report 2014. In the ninth edition of this report, Iceland heads the ranking of 142 countries, based …

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Denis Mukwege, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014

Denis Mukwege, outstanding Congolese surgeon and WIP Advisory Board Member, is the laureate of the Shakarov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, following yesterday’s decision by the European Parliament. He will receive the award on the 26th of November. Mukwege is the Founder of the Panzi Hospital in…

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Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

One day ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, activist for girls’ rights to education, has won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Malala, aged 17, is the youngest-ever Nobel Prize Laureate, and will share this year’s award with the Indian children’s right ac…

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