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Parliamentary workshop at the WB/IMF Spring Meetings

April 9-10, 2014: Parliamentary workshop at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group On April 9 and 10, the World Bank Group and the IMF are organizing their regular workshop for Parliamentarians, in cooperation with the Parliamentary Network (on the World Bank…

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WIP Study Trip to Iceland: Field Visits

In the framework of WIP Study Trip to Iceland, “Field Visits” will provide participants with first hand insights into local companies and industries, exemplary for gender equality and female empowerment in business, society, public institutions, research facilities, etc. Such on-site vis…

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WIP Study Trip to Iceland: Plenary Debates

Female Parliamentarians from all continents will gather in Reykjavik from 3 to 4 April on the occasion of the WIP Study Trip to Iceland. There will be three Plenary Debates within the programme, which will give the opportunity to Icelandic politicians to explain their experience in closing the gende…

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Why is Iceland the world’s global leader in gender equality?

Since 2009 and according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, Iceland is the global leader in gender equality. During the WIP Study Trip (3-4 April), 50 international female Parliamentarians will discuss about the policies that were needed to achieve this position and about …

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“The growing role of Women in Parliaments in Africa”

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) hosted a special session on “The Growing Role of Women in Parliaments in Africa”, in the framework of the Crans Montana African Women’s Forum on Friday 21 March 2014 in Brussels. One of the outcomes of this special session was the agreement ech…

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WIP Study Trip: Can Iceland be exported?

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP), with the cooperation of the Parliament of Iceland, will meet in Reykjavik to study Iceland’s success in gender equality, from 3 to 4 April. 50 female Parliamentarians from all continents will gather to discuss about the policies that were needed to …

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Vigdís Finnbogadóttir to receive the WIP Award

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the first woman in the world to be democratically elected Head of State, will receive the “WIP Award for Lifetime Achievements in Female Political Empowerment” during the WIP Study Trip to Iceland (3-4 April 2014). The 4th President of the Republic of Iceland was e…

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Update: Crans Montana African Women’s Forum

On Friday 21 March 2014, WIP will be hosting a special session on “The Growing Role of Women in Parliaments in Africa”, in the framework of the Crans Montana African Women’s Forum at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels, Belgium.  Participants at the Panel Discussion are: Chair: Ms Silvana Koc…

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