The collection of testimonials of the WIP Leadership campaign was exhibited during the African Union Summit (January 2016).
WIP also 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, under the Presidency of H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the AUC and WIP Advisory Board Member.
WIP was invited to co-host a session called Political Participation and Representation of Women – Public Office and the Judiciary. The objective of this session was to assess progress on women’s participation in politics, public office and the judiciary and identify challenges and barriers hindering their effective participation as well as develop strategies to accelerate women’s agency and leading role in politics, public office and the judiciary. Two members of Parliament from the WIP network spoke at the session, representing WIP: Honourable Margaret Nantango Zziwa, Member of the East African Legislative Assembly representing Uganda, and Honourable Lydia Raharimalala Toto, Member of Parliament of Madagascar and President of the Women Caucus.