Month: April 2016

Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder and Chairperson of the Women In Parliaments Global Forum (WIP), announced today the hiring of Rick Zedník as Chief Executive Officer. Zedník has a career spanning more than two decades in media management, most recently as CEO of, the leading pan-European media network for EU policy news and analysis. During his […]

More than 400 female Members of Parliaments and Governments from around 80 countries will participate in the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) Summit 2016, from 4 to 6 May. The WIP Summit takes place in the Plenary Hall of the Parliament of Jordan. Under the title “Women in Politics: fast forward” the WIP Summit […]

At the evening of 21 April 2016, Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Trade and Silvana Koch-Mehrin, the Founder and Chairperson of WIP, met at the premises of the Canadian Embassy in Brussels to discuss the societal importance of having more women in the parliaments. This was in the company of many prospective young candidates, mainly […]

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, has joined the WIP Leadership Campaign, calling for more women in Parliaments and in positions of political leadership. Prime Minister Trudeau made headlines after his election by appointing a 50% female cabinet. He has also recently been honoured by the United Nations during the UN Commission on the Status […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is pleased to announce its Executive Board, a new body within the network’s executive that will provide guidance for all WIP activities. Members of the Board are dedicated, senior and influential politicians, coming from different continents and different political families. Through outstanding involvement they demonstrated their dedication and […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) in cooperation with the House of Representatives of Jordan will host the WIP Global Summit under the Dome of Jordan’s Parliament on 4-6 May 2016. This Summit, co-organised with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Council of Women World Leaders, will be first of its kind to […]