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Awards 2016

WPL Award for Lifetime Achievement 2016

  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma received the WIP Award for Lifetime Achievements in Female Political Empowerment during the 3rd African Union High Level Panel on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment, in Kigali. Dlamini-Zuma was born in South Africa in 1949. After becoming an underground member of the African National Congress (ANC), 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)

  • The enhancement of women’s role in the decision-making process: Jordan
  • Advancing Women in Parliamentary Positions, The first female Speaker of Parliament in the Arab world: United Arab Emirates

Legislative Reform:

  • Algeria – for a 50% quota for women on political party lists.
  • Morocco – for equal pay and non-discrimination laws 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 granting women 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