Press Releases

New network for women in power

Women in Parliaments (WIP) becomes Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL)

This enhancement will boost the network’s possibilities to achieve results

9 February 2017

Launch of the WIP-Harvard-Facebook Study

Global survey: social media breaking down barriers for women in politics

The biggest ever global survey of social media use by female parliamentarians is launched today at the European Parliament.

11 October 2016

WIP Global Summit 2016

The global network of female Parliamentarians gathers in the Middle East for the first time

4-6 May 2016

Amman, Jordan

WIP Leadership Campaign

Male Heads of State and Government call for more women in Parliaments

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) launches the WIP Leadership Campaign

International Women’s Day | 8 March 2016

WIP Mexico Summit 2015

The global network of female politicians to design in Mexico new strategies for getting more women into power

The WIP Mexico Summit is co-hosted by the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) and the Mexican Senate and will mark the 40th anniversary of the First World Conference on Women.

Dates: 7-9 October

Venue: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Mexico DF, Mexico

WIP Summit 2015 – Opening Ceremony

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: “Today we are advocating the right of women to be represented everywhere

23 March, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

WIP Summit 2015

The global community of female politicians gathers for its largest ever meeting in Africa

23-25 March, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Presentation World Bank/WIP Study

Women continue to struggle against long-held and systemic entry barriers into elected office.

21 January, Davos, Switzerland

“Lessons from Latvia: Women in Leadership”

The Latvian Prime Minister has called for greater female leadership in Europe, at today’s EU Women Caucus’ meeting in the European Parliament.

Launch of the EU Women Caucus

WIP and the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU launched the EU Women Caucus, on 2 December.

3 December 2014, Brussels, Belgium

WIP Summer Summit Rwanda

Participants coming from 45 different countries will study Rwanda’s success in female political empowerment and claim for the need for more women in politics worldwide.

Dates: 1-4 July 2014
Location: Parliament of Rwanda, Kigali.

WIP Study Trip to Iceland (2/04/2014)

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) meets in the Parliament of Iceland to study the country’s success in gender equality and women’s political empowerment.

3-4 April 2014, Reykjavík, Iceland