Author: WIP Office

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, 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 […]

David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, joined the WIP Leadership Campaign. The WIP Leadership Campaign “we need more Women in Parliaments and as political leaders because…” aims to highlight the commitment of male Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world to increase the number of women in politics. To view Mr Cameron’s contribution, […]

When a country undergoes violence and conflict, both men and women suffer from it. Yet women are excluded from peace negotiations. According to UN Women, only 9 percent of peace negotiators are women. As a result, many of the agreements that come out of such negotiations promptly fail. With this reality in mind, Women in Parliaments Global Forum […]

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, WIP is launching the WIP Leadership Campaign, which has mobilised 48 Presidents and Prime Ministers to commit to the importance of more women in political leadership. The Heads of State and Government have contributed to the advocacy campaign with their individual testimonial by completing the quote: “We need […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is glad to announce Peter Sutherland, as a Member of the WIP Advisory Board. Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative for Migration and Development since January 2006. He advises the Secretary-General on international migration and development related issues. Mr. Sutherland proposed and supported the creation of […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is happy to announce that Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders, has joined the WIP Advisory Board. Laura Liswood is the Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders. The Council members include women presidents and prime ministers such as the former President of Nicaragua, […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) participated in the African Union Gender Pre-Summit on January 17-21, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Summit was organized by the African Union Commission Directorate of Women, Gender and Development, the Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC), and AU partners, under the Presidency of H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) was invited to administrate the social media accounts of the European Year for Development from 28 to 31 December 2015, which was a unique opportunity to promote the conversation about the impact of women’s political participation on democracy and good governance. Female Parliamentarians from all around the globe, as well […]

With the collaboration of national Parliaments and International Institutions, WIP has set up a great programme for 2016, including meetings in Amman, Paris and Washington D.C. Please save the dates in your agenda! WIP Global Summit 2016, 4-5 May; Amman, Jordan WIP, the Parliament of Jordan and the OECD will co-host the WIP Global Summit 2016 in the Plenary of the Jordanian […]

Despite calls from the international community, women still remain remarkably absent from the negotiation talks. The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) have developed a programme to facilitate the participation of female Parliamentarians in high-level global fora, with the support of USAID. The purpose of this project is to […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) organised a breakfast meeting with female leaders of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly on the 8th of December 2015, at the European Parliament. This meeting was co-hosted by Louis Michel, Member of the European Parliament, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and former EU Commissioner for Development […]