Category: News

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

On 6 November 2015, Empower Peace, a US-based international non-for-profit organisation dedicated to bridging cultural and communication divides between young people worldwide, in partnership with the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP), brought 75 young women to the European Parliament. The event was hosted by the Member of the European Parliament, Hilde Vautmans. The Women2Women […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) aims to strengthen the network between high-level women leaders across the Asia Pacific. During the APEC Summit  in Manila, Philippines, WIP hosted once more, with the support of Merck, a select group of female leaders from business and politics, participating in the APEC Summit. The President of the Republic of […]