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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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WIP Summer Summit in Rwanda: Plenary Debates

More than 100 Female Parliamentarians will meet in Rwanda next week for the WIP Summer Summit 2014. The MPs will study Rwanda’s success in female political empowerment, while addressing the need for more women in decision-making positions in politics and in reconciliation processes. “The Role …

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