Month: October 2014

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, and Malcolm X was assassinated. Today’s young people learn about this in history books. […]

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 on their ability […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) in cooperation with the 2014 Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is delighted to announce the creation of the EU Women Caucus – the first cross-party and inter-institutional platform to address female leadership in Brussels. The Caucus will be officially launched on the 2nd of […]

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 Bukavu (Democratic Republic of Congo), where he […]

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 activist Kailash Satyarthi. According to the Norwegian […]

As part of the World Bank and IMF Civil Society Forum, WIP is co-hosting a session which will address the role women play in peace-building processes with particular attention given to access to finance, participation in food security and nutrition activities, and access to influence governance and decision making arenas. Friday, 10 October 11:00-12:30 Speakers: […]