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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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Catherine Samba-Panza, new interim President of the CAR

Catherine Samba-Panza was elected new interim president of the Central African Republic on Monday. She is the first woman to hold this post, and will have the responsibility to bring peace to a nation devastated for a long civil war and lead the country to national elections, most likely next year. …

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New IPU global database on Women’s Caucuses in Parliament © IPU

Want to know more about how women MPs are organizing themselves in parliaments around the world? IPU has launched a new global database on women’s caucuses in parliament to capture such information in one useful place. The database is a unique tool that provides a global, regional and national persp…

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