Author: WIP Office

In the coming days, the General Assembly of the United Nations will appoint the next UN Secretary General. The process has been more transparent than ever before, enabling a more open competition between several candidates. Since the creation of the United Nations in 1945, all Secretary Generals have been men. WIP has polled its network of […]

WIP is delighted to announce that Mr Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland, has joined the WIP Leadership Campaign. The WIP Leadership Campaign aims to highlight the commitment of male Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world to increase the number of women in politics. Male world leaders pledge their commitment via the completion of […]

WIP is delighted to announce that Mr Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, has joined the WIP Leadership Campaign. The WIP Leadership Campaign aims to highlight the commitment of male Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world to increase the number of women in politics. Male world leaders pledge their commitment via the completion […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Loren Legarda, Member of the Senate of the Philippines, will serve as a WIP Amassador for her country. Senator Legarda was first elected in 1998, now on her third term as senator, she chairs the Committees on Finance, Climate Change, and Cultural […]

The Women in Parliament Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Anna Maria Anders, Secretary of State in the Office of Prime Minister of Poland, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Ms Anna Maria Anders was appointed to the position of Secretary of State in the Office of the Prime […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that the Honourable Yōko Kamikawa, Member of Parliament, Japan, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Honourble Kamikawa was first elected in the year 2000, and since has served as the Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs (2007), Minister of Public Records […]

WIP is delighted to announce that Dr. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf, Member of Parliament for Indonesia, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Dr Assegaf is the current Chairperson of the Committee for Inter Parliamentary Cooperation in the House of Representatives of Indonesia. She is also Member of the House Commission on Foreign Affairs, […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Foteini Vaki, Member of the Hellenic Parliament, Greece, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Ms Vaki was elected to Parliament in 2015, and is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and the Special Standing Committee […]

WIP is delighted to announce that the Prime Minister of Iceland, Mr Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, has become a co-patron of the WIP Leadership Campaign. The WIP Leadership Campaign aims to highlight the commitment of male Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world to increase the number of women in politics by inviting them to complete […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is glad to announce that Hon. Alix Boyd Knights, Speaker of the House of Assembly of Dominica, will serve as WIP Country Ambassador for her country. Boyd Knights is Dominica’s longest serving Speaker of the Parliament. She was elected for the first time in 2000 and is currently […]

On the occasion of its ‘Homeland & Global Security Forum’, to be held in Brussels on 19-21 October, the Crans Montana Forum organises a special day of exchanges and reflexion, under the aegis of the African Women’s Forum, whose Honorary Committee is chaired by Ms Irina Bokova, General Director of UNESCO. This event will take place in the premises of the European Parliament on October 19. Women Heads of State and […]

Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder of WIP, has presented Honourable Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma with the WIP Award for Lifetime Achievement in Female Political Empowerment today, at the 3rd African Union High Level Panel on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment, in Kigali. With this award, WIP wants to acknowledge the great achievements of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and her […]

The WIP Secretariat is shocked and saddened by the death of MP Jo Cox (UK, Labour Party), who was stabbed and shot while working in her constituency on 16 June. Cox fought for a world where everyone looks at things we all have in common. Something, we all should remember – standing together against fear and for diversity. To […]

WIP presented the preliminary report of the WIP-Facebook study on the use of social media by female Parliamentarians during the WIP Global Summit 2016 in Jordan. This first analysis, elaborated by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, was discussed during the session “Politics in the Digital Age”. The preliminary report includes survey answers from […]

The third plenary session of the WIP Global Summit 2016 in Jordan (4-6 May), “Flight, Migration and Integration – Women Leaders’ Policy Answers to the Refugee Crisis”, addressed the solutions needed to face the challenges of female refugees. Special attention was given to the different experiences of women and men who are forced to leave their […]

During the WIP Global Summit 2016, hosted by the Parliament of Jordan in Amman from 4 to 6 May, female Parliamentarians from more than 80 countries discussed the most pressing issues on the global agenda. The session “The Promise of Peace – The Impact of Women in Conflict Prevention, Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution” sought to discuss the fact that women are still excluded from […]

The WIP Global Summit 2016 “Women in Politics: Fast forward” took place in the Parliament of Jordan in Amman, from 4 to 6 May. Over 200 female Parliamentarians gathered to discuss the most pressing issues on the global agenda. The first session of the meeting “Accelerating Towards Parity in Power – Defining the Power of […]

The newly established Executive Board of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) met for the first time during the WIP Global Summit in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday 5th May. In attendance were Ms Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Member of Parliament for Iceland and Chair of the Executive Board, Ms Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder of WIP and […]

WIP is honoured that His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan has announced his patronage of the WIP Global Summit 2016 in Jordan. The Summit will bring together more than 400 female Parliamentarians from around the globe, and is indeed the first conference of its kind in the MENA region. We are also delighted to […]

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 EurActiv.com, 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 […]