Month: September 2014

NAIROBI, Sept 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya has launched a hotline to rescue girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage and to help prosecute these crimes. Kenya stepped up the fight against FGM, a traditional practice which involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, with the creation of […]

150 days ago (15 April 2014) more than 200 Nigerian school girls were abducted from their school in Chibok by the terrorist group Boko Haram. This terrible crime was mentioned and condemned by the participants of the WIP Summer Summit in Rwanda and is included in the WIP Kigali Declaration. The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is […]

“Female Parliamentarians are in the right place to influence the sustainable development goals and to monitor their implementation”, stated the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, at the Summer Summit 2014 of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP). The cooperation between WIP and the World Bank Group confirms the crucial role that female MPs play in […]

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