Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Chairperson speaks about gender equality in Parliaments and women’s leadership at 13th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting in The Bahamas

The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) network, Hon. Zainab Gimba, MP (Nigeria) highlighted the positive impact of women’s leadership at the 13th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting in Nassau, The Bahamas, from 21 to 23 August 2023.

Everything you need to know from CWP on International Women’s Day 2023

On International Women's Day 2023, the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) network join women in Parliament across the Commonwealth in celebrating the achievements of women and campaigning for women's full and equal participation in political and parliamentary leadership at all levels.

Julia Gillard: Vaccine Inequality, Women in Politics and the Commonwealth

In a special episode of Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth, the former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, sits down with the CPA Secretary-General, Stephen Twigg, for a wide-ranging conversation.

CWP Roundtable: Gender Sensitive Parliaments in the 21st Century

The CWP is an active advocate for the representation of women in Parliament, seeking to ensure parliaments are gender-sensitive institutions. In 2020, the CWP published a new set of guidelines, titled CWP Gender Sensitising Parliaments Guidelines: Standards and a Checklist for Parliamentary Change, to highlight the importance of gender sensitising across all parliaments in the Commonwealth. This work sought to update the previous work developed by the CPA in 2001. The CPA worked with Prof. Sarah Childs, a leading expert in this field in developing this updated resource.

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians support #ChoosetoChallenge on International Women’s Day 2021

Women Parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth have mobilised behind the #ChoosetoChallenge slogan to mark International Women’s Day 2021. Members of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) network are joining the global campaign to challenge gender bias and inequality, to celebrate women’s achievements and to help create an inclusive world.