Month: July 2014

Despite increased acknowledgement of the added benefits of gender diversity in leadership in recent years, there continues to be a disproportion between women and men in decision-making roles in both the public and private sector. This disparity reveals structural and cultural barriers that limit the potential for women to become top-level managers, policy makers and executives […]

– French & Spanish below– 23 July 2014 sadly marks the 100th day since more than 200 girls of Chibok, Nigeria were abducted from their school. From 1 to 4 July the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) convened in Rwanda for its WIP Summer Summit 2014 and called for the immediate release of the school […]

Participants WIP Summer Summit 2014 Rwanda

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) convened the community of female Parliamentarians from 51 countries at the Parliament of the Republic of Rwanda for its WIP Summer Summit 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda from 1 to 3 July 2014. In 2013, Rwanda was attributed the WIP Award for Leadership in Closing the Gender Gap for the highest percentage of female […]

Gender equality and Constitutions Having guarantees of women’s human rights in the constitution is essential: constitutional entrenchment is an important step toward ensuring that states eliminate gender-based discrimination and affirmatively advance women’s rights. Last decades we have seen a new constitutionalism based on the principles of participation, openness, and inclusiveness. These key elements have opened […]

Your Excellency President Paul Kagame, Speaker of the Chamber of deputies, Members of Parliament, Ministers, Members of Women in Parliament’s Global Forum, Fellow members of the Millennium Advocacy Group, Ladies and Gentlemen First of all, let me congratulate the people of Rwanda for having the highest representation of women in parliament in the world. With […]