WPL Global Summit in Jordan

When: May 4, 2016
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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.