Month: February 2014

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was the first woman to hold the position of Prime Minister of Iceland (2009 – 2013), the leading country in gender equality. During her tenure, the government pushed gender equality to the top of the political agenda, with initiatives such as gender budgeting and a nation-wide ban on strip clubs. Now honourable member […]

The Parliament of Rwanda has the highest number of female members (63.8%) in the world. But what is the impact of women in such decision-making positions? The “Summer Summit 2014” of the Women in Parliament’s Global Forum (WIP) will be hosted by the Parliament of Rwanda from. 20 years after the Tutsi Genocide, the WIP […]

The Costa Rican economist Rebecca Grynspan was elected on Monday as the new Secretary General of the Ibero-American Secretariat. She will take over the post on the 28th of March. Grynspan was Costa Rica’s Vice President from 1994-1998 and is currently Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. She will now lead the Ibero-American […]

On International Women’s Day (8th March), the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) would like to share as many experiences as possible from female Parliamentarians through the project “Women in Parliaments, Inspiring change.” We believe that female political leaders are a great example for the next generations. Therefore we are preparing personal postcards to distribute […]

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014—A new report by the World Bank Group stresses the need for bold, coordinated actions to advance equal opportunities for women in the world of work, such as addressing gender biases early, expanding women’s access to property and finance, and raising legal retirement ages—with major payoffs in tackling poverty. By virtually every […]

We would like to draw your attention to a conference of the Crans Montana Forum (, a Swiss managed Organization, which will be launching the “Crans Montana African Women’s Forum” on 21 and 22 March 2014 at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels, Belgium.  The Crans Montana Forum, on this very occasion will celebrate its 30th anniversary. […]

Wikigender, the EU-LAC Foundation, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the UN Foundation, Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC), ECLAC and PARIS21 are organising during this week an online discussion about data gaps on the political participation of women. Click here if you want to participate in this interesting e-discussion! The main questions driving the […]

More than 169 countries worldwide will rise up and dance today for the V-Day‘s campaign “One Billion Rising for Justice”( OBR); a global movement to end violence against women and girls. The V-Day movement was founded in 1998 by Eve Ensler. Today’s campaign is build upon the energy and momentum that was created on February […]