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Inaugural Meeting of the WIP Executive Board

The newly established Executive Board of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) met for the first time during the WIP Global Summit in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday 5th May. In attendance were Ms Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Member of Parliament for Iceland and Chair of the Executive Board, Ms Sil…

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His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan supports WIP

WIP is honoured that His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan has announced his patronage of the WIP Global Summit 2016 in Jordan. The Summit will bring together more than 400 female Parliamentarians from around the globe, and is indeed the first conference of its kind in the MENA region. We are also …

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WIP names Zedník as CEO

Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder and Chairperson of the Women In Parliaments Global Forum (WIP), announced today the hiring of Rick Zedník as Chief Executive Officer. Zedník has a career spanning more than two decades in media management, most recently as CEO of EurActiv.com, the leading pan-European me…

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WIP announces its new Executive Board

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is pleased to announce its Executive Board, a new body within the network’s executive that will provide guidance for all WIP activities. Members of the Board are dedicated, senior and influential politicians, coming from different continents and different …

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Peter Sutherland, New Member of the WIP Advisory Board

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is glad to announce Peter Sutherland, as a Member of the WIP Advisory Board. Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative for Migration and Development since January 2006. He advises the Secretary-General on international migration and dev…

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Laura Liswood, New Member of the WIP Advisory Board

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is happy to announce that Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders, has joined the WIP Advisory Board. Laura Liswood is the Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders. The Council members include women presidents …

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WIP takes part in the African Union Gender Pre-Summit

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) participated in the African Union Gender Pre-Summit on January 17-21, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Summit was organized by the African Union Commission Directorate of Women, Gender and Development, the Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC), and AU par…

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WIP CONFERENCES 2016

With the collaboration of national Parliaments and International Institutions, WIP has set up a great programme for 2016, including meetings in Amman, Paris and Washington D.C. Please save the dates in your agenda! WIP Global Summit 2016, 4-5 May; Amman, Jordan WIP, the Parliament of Jordan and the …

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Women In Parliaments – NDI Delegation to COP21

Despite calls from the international community, women still remain remarkably absent from the negotiation talks. The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) have developed a programme to facilitate the participation of female Parliamentarians in high-level…

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ACP-EU Women Leaders Breakfast

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) organised a breakfast meeting with female leaders of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly on the 8th of December 2015, at the European Parliament. This meeting was co-hosted by Louis Michel, Member of the European Parliament, Co-President of the ACP-EU …

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