Author: WIP Office

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) mission is to advance society by building a network between Women in Parliaments around the world. Looking back on 2013, the inaugural WIP Annual Summit, that was held the 27-29th November in the European Parliament in Brussels, with the participation of around 400 female politicians coming from more […]

The United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNAP) has handed over 5.300 signatures to the UN today. The Women in Parliaments Global Forum has contributed to this campaign for a World Parliament ensuring that the gender dimension will also be taken into consideration in further steps, by adding the key sentence “as well ensuring gender equality” in […]

International Media widely reported on the inaugural Annual Summit of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum. Especially Media from Award Winning countries and the Arab World covered the Summit. You can find some of the articles in the press clipping below. Media report – WIP Annual Summit 2013

Michelle Bachelet won yesterday’s second round of Chile’s presidential elections and will become President for a second time, after her 2006-2010 mandate. Between 2010 and 2013, Bachelet was the Executive Director of UN Women. For the first time in Chile, two women were running for President. Bachelet, who leads an alliance of her Socialist Party, […]

UN Women today launched a Constitutional Database which for the first time examines constitutions through a gender lens, mapping the principles and rules which guarantee, deny, or protect the rights of women and girls around the world. Constitutions have a tremendous impact on women. They are well-recognized markers for countries and their citizens, serving as […]

As Parliamentarians we share the conviction that the people should be represented at all levels of politics. This approach is also at the heart of the campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNAP), which was initiated by a global network of Parliamentarians, advocating citizen’s representation at the United Nations. Parliamentarians as the representatives of the […]

At the following links you can find a selection of photos and videos of the WIP Annual Summit 2013. Photos of the WIP Annual Summit on the Flickr Account of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum: Videos of the WIP Annual Summit‘s Panels and speeches on the Youtube Channel of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum: […]

29 November 2013, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium The inaugural WIP Annual Summit 2013 has been a tremendous success, laying strong foundations for a dynamic and inspirational future. 3 days, 400 female Parliamentarians, 600 participants, 100 countries, 14 awards, over 60 speakers, 21 Advisory Board Members… The energy and momentum created by both participants and speakers during the 2013 Annual […]

>WIP is pleased to announce our newest Advisory Board member: Tarja Halonen, Finland’s first female head of state (2000-2012). Halonen will also join the WIP Annual Summit 2013 next week in the European Parliament in Brussels. President Halonen is also a member of the Council of Women Leaders, the international network of current and former […]

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2013—Many development projects are helping girls to stay in school and find jobs, but do they really close the gender gap? A team of World Bank analysts looking for what works and what doesn’t presented a rigorous examination of several projects during a side event of this year’s World Bank- IMF Annual […]

6 November 2013 – Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report released today. “At a practical level, women form the majority of resource users and managers in peacebuilding settings, but […]

30 October 2013 – A United Nations report released today spotlights the high rates of teenage pregnancies in developing countries – 7.3 million every year – and calls on Governments to help girls achieve their full potential through education and adequate health services. The State of World Population 2013, produced by the UN Population Fund […]

18 October 2013 – The United Nations Security Council and senior UN officials today issued a strong call on the international community to strengthen its commitment to ensuring that women play a more prominent role in conflict prevention, resolution and in post-war peacebuilding. Unanimously adopting a new resolution this morning, the Security Council reaffirmed that […]

With only 20 days to go before the WIP Annual Summit, we welcome the newest member of our Advisory Board: Professor Laura Tyson. She is currently Professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California in Berkeley. Recently, Tyson was on the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board from 2011 […]

WIP is pleased to announce yet another exciting addition to our Advisory Board: Lakshmi Puri, internationally known for her efforts for Gender Equality and Female Leadership. She currently is the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. […]

A series of ads, developed as a creative idea for UN Women by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, uses genuine Google searches to reveal the widespread prevalence of sexism and discrimination against women. Based on searches dated 9 March, 2013 the ads expose negative sentiments ranging from stereotyping as well as outright denial of women’s […]

WIP is thrilled to announce the addition of a new Advisory Board member: Ertharin Cousin has since 2012 been the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the UN’ global food assistance organization that helps provide food to one hundred million people in need in 80 countries around the world every year, […]

The world’s gender gaps narrowed slightly in 2013 on the back of definite if not universal improvements in economic equality and political participation between the sexes, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2013, which is published today. The eighth annual edition of the Report ranks 136 countries on their ability to close the gender […]

This unprecedented increase, bringing the proportion of women in the National Assembly to 31 per cent, a result of synergy between actors, adoption of an Electoral Code and involvement of a gender expert. In Cameroon, defenders of gender equality and the empowerment of women today have a reason to celebrate. This follows the announcement of […]

Rwandan women MPs now account for nearly two thirds of all legislators in the country’s lower house of parliament following this week’s elections. According to the Rwandan National Electoral Commission, nearly 64 per cent of all seats in the lower house are now held by women MPs, a significant jump from 56.3 per cent in […]

Even after decades of progress toward the equality of women, almost 90 percent of countries surveyed in a recent study continue to have a law or regulation that prevents women legally from fully using their economic opportunities. Policymakers who tolerate such outdated legal restraints on women are, in effect, forcing their economies to fight with […]