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Denis Mukwege, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014

Denis Mukwege, outstanding Congolese surgeon and WIP Advisory Board Member, is the laureate of the Shakarov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, following yesterday’s decision by the European Parliament. He will receive the award on the 26th of November. Mukwege is the Founder of the Panzi Hospital in…

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Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

One day ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, activist for girls’ rights to education, has won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Malala, aged 17, is the youngest-ever Nobel Prize Laureate, and will share this year’s award with the Indian children’s right ac…

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E-Discussion: Women in Power and Decision Making

Despite increased acknowledgement of the added benefits of gender diversity in leadership in recent years, there continues to be a disproportion between women and men in decision-making roles in both the public and private sector. This disparity reveals structural and cultural barriers that limit th…

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Participants WIP Summer Summit 2014 Rwanda

Kigali Declaration

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) convened the community of female Parliamentarians from 51 countries at the Parliament of the Republic of Rwanda for its WIP Summer Summit 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda from 1 to 3 July 2014. In 2013, Rwanda was attributed the WIP Award for Leadership in Closing t…

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Speech by Begoña Lasagabaster at WIP Summer Summit 2014

Gender equality and Constitutions Having guarantees of women’s human rights in the constitution is essential: constitutional entrenchment is an important step toward ensuring that states eliminate gender-based discrimination and affirmatively advance women’s rights. Last decades we have seen a new c…

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