Awards 2016

“WIP Award for Lifetime Achievements in Female Political Empowerment”

Honourable Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma received the WIP Award for Lifetime Achievement in Female Political Empowerment during the 3rd African Union High Level Panel on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment, in Kigali. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was born in South Africa in 1949. After becoming an underground member of the ANC, the African National Congress, and president of the South African Students Organisation, she had to flee into exile to the UK. In 1994, Nelson Mandela appointed her as Minister of Health; later she became Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Home Affairs. She was elected Chairperson of the African Union Commission in 2012, being the first woman ever to lead the African Union.

WIP CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION 2016 (WIP Global Summit in Jordan, May 2016)

Category: The enhancement of women’s role in the decision-making process: Jordan

Category: Advancing Women in Parliamentary Positions: The first female Speaker of Parliament in the Arab world: United Arab Emirates

Category: Legislative Reform

Algeria – for a 50% quota for women on political party lists.

Morocco – for Equal pay and non-discrimination based on gender, in employment.

Tunisia – for a 50% quota for women on political party lists

Iraq – for Introducing a 25% quota for women in the Council of Representatives of Iraq.

Libya – for Adopting a 16.5% quota for women in the 2014 electoral law, for the House of Representatives of Libya.

Saudi Arabia – for Women granted the right to vote and stand in the 2015 municipal elections

Egypt – for Introducing a 10% quota for women in Parliament.

Oman – for Achieving gender parity in primary and secondary education.