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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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The Parliament of Rwanda to host the WIP Summer Summit 2014

The Parliament of Rwanda has the highest number of female members (63.8%) in the world. But what is the impact of women in such decision-making positions? The “Summer Summit 2014” of the Women in Parliament’s Global Forum (WIP) will be hosted by the Parliament of Rwanda from. 20 ye…

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Rebecca Grynspan to lead the Ibero-American Organisation

The Costa Rican economist Rebecca Grynspan was elected on Monday as the new Secretary General of the Ibero-American Secretariat. She will take over the post on the 28th of March. Grynspan was Costa Rica’s Vice President from 1994-1998 and is currently Associate Administrator of the United Nati…

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Crans Montana African Women’s Forum

We would like to draw your attention to a conference of the Crans Montana Forum (www.cmf.ch), a Swiss managed Organization, which will be launching the “Crans Montana African Women’s Forum” on 21 and 22 March 2014 at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels, Belgium.  The Crans Montana Forum, on this very occ…

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The civic and political participation of women

Wikigender, the EU-LAC Foundation, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the UN Foundation, Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC), ECLAC and PARIS21 are organising during this week an online discussion about data gaps on the political participation of women. Click here if you want…

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V-Day and One Billion Rising for Justice

More than 169 countries worldwide will rise up and dance today for the V-Day‘s campaign “One Billion Rising for Justice”( OBR); a global movement to end violence against women and girls. The V-Day movement was founded in 1998 by Eve Ensler. Today’s campaign is build upon the energy and m…

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