The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) in cooperation with the House of Representatives of Jordan will host the WIP Global Summit under the Dome of Jordan’s Parliament on 4-6 May 2016. This Summit, co-organised with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Council of Women World Leaders, will be first of its kind to be held in a Middle East North African (MENA) country.
WIP has confirmed an outstanding selection of Speakers for the upcoming WIP Global Summit in Jordan, which includes Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland, and Denis Mukwege, Founder and Director of the Panzi Hospital, among others. The agenda of the conference includes keynote speeches, break-out sessions and trainings for Parliamentarians.
The convening of the WIP Global Summit in Jordan comes in light of the progress made by women over the last several years, across the MENA region, to increase their participation in political decision-making. It presents a unique opportunity for participants to discuss the most pressing issues on the global agenda and engage in dialogue about the role and importance of female decision-makers in today’s world.
The conference is further enhanced by collaboration with the Jordanian National Council for Women (JNCW) and The Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL).