Month: November 2013

At the following links you can find a selection of photos and videos of the WIP Annual Summit 2013. Photos of the WIP Annual Summit on the Flickr Account of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum: Videos of the WIP Annual Summit‘s Panels and speeches on the Youtube Channel of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum: […]

29 November 2013, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium The inaugural WIP Annual Summit 2013 has been a tremendous success, laying strong foundations for a dynamic and inspirational future. 3 days, 400 female Parliamentarians, 600 participants, 100 countries, 14 awards, over 60 speakers, 21 Advisory Board Members… The energy and momentum created by both participants and speakers during the 2013 Annual […]

>WIP is pleased to announce our newest Advisory Board member: Tarja Halonen, Finland’s first female head of state (2000-2012). Halonen will also join the WIP Annual Summit 2013 next week in the European Parliament in Brussels. President Halonen is also a member of the Council of Women Leaders, the international network of current and former […]

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2013—Many development projects are helping girls to stay in school and find jobs, but do they really close the gender gap? A team of World Bank analysts looking for what works and what doesn’t presented a rigorous examination of several projects during a side event of this year’s World Bank- IMF Annual […]

6 November 2013 – Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report released today. “At a practical level, women form the majority of resource users and managers in peacebuilding settings, but […]

30 October 2013 – A United Nations report released today spotlights the high rates of teenage pregnancies in developing countries – 7.3 million every year – and calls on Governments to help girls achieve their full potential through education and adequate health services. The State of World Population 2013, produced by the UN Population Fund […]

18 October 2013 – The United Nations Security Council and senior UN officials today issued a strong call on the international community to strengthen its commitment to ensuring that women play a more prominent role in conflict prevention, resolution and in post-war peacebuilding. Unanimously adopting a new resolution this morning, the Security Council reaffirmed that […]

With only 20 days to go before the WIP Annual Summit, we welcome the newest member of our Advisory Board: Professor Laura Tyson. She is currently Professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California in Berkeley. Recently, Tyson was on the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board from 2011 […]

WIP is pleased to announce yet another exciting addition to our Advisory Board: Lakshmi Puri, internationally known for her efforts for Gender Equality and Female Leadership. She currently is the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. […]

A series of ads, developed as a creative idea for UN Women by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, uses genuine Google searches to reveal the widespread prevalence of sexism and discrimination against women. Based on searches dated 9 March, 2013 the ads expose negative sentiments ranging from stereotyping as well as outright denial of women’s […]

WIP is thrilled to announce the addition of a new Advisory Board member: Ertharin Cousin has since 2012 been the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the UN’ global food assistance organization that helps provide food to one hundred million people in need in 80 countries around the world every year, […]

The world’s gender gaps narrowed slightly in 2013 on the back of definite if not universal improvements in economic equality and political participation between the sexes, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2013, which is published today. The eighth annual edition of the Report ranks 136 countries on their ability to close the gender […]