WIP Global Summit in Jordan

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) in cooperation with the House of Representatives of Jordan hosted 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), was the first of its kind to be held in a Middle East North African (MENA) country and brought together female Parliamentarians from all over the world.

The outstanding selection of Speakers of the WIP Global Summit in Jordan included Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, and Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, among others.

The convening of the WIP Global Summit in Jordan came in light of the progress made by women over the last several years, across the MENA region, to increase their participation in political decision-making. It presented a unique opportunity for participants to discuss the most pressing issues on the global agenda and engage in dialogue about the role and importance of female decision-makers in today’s world.

The conference was further enhanced by the collaboration with the Jordanian National Council for Women (JNCW) and The Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL).

Pictures can be found in this link.


Invited and confirmed speakers

Amal Al Qubaisi

Speaker of the UAE Federal National Council

Ragnheiour Elín Árnadóttir

Minister of Industry and Commerce of Iceland

Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea

Member of the European Parliament and Vice Chair of Subcommittee on Human Rights

Marie Louise Coleiro Preca

President of Malta

Paula Cox

Former Prime Minister of Bermuda

Dalia Grybauskaite

President of Lithuania

Atifete Jahjaga

Former President of Kosovo

Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash

State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of Mongolia

Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Mari Kiviniemi

OECD Deputy Secretary General and former Prime Minister of Finland

Linda Lanzillotta

Vice-President of the Italian Senate

Laura Liswood

Secretary General Council of World Women Leaders

Mara Marinaki

EEAS Principal Advisor on Gender and on UNSCR 1325/WPS

Louise Mushikiwabo

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Rwanda

Iveta Radicova

Former Prime Minister of Slovakia

Åsa Regnér

Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Sweden

Marriet Schuurman

NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

Jennifer Smith

Former Prime Minister of Bermuda