ADDIS ABABA –THE ETHIOPIAN HERALD Newspaper 3 May 2016: The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) will be held in Jordan May 4-6, 2016.
The forum which will bring together female Members of Parliaments from across the world would address topics such as women’s political leadership, education, health, entrepreneurship, migration, peace and security and contribute to the Working Groups organized by international organizations such as UN Women and UNDP.
The Ethiopian Women MPs delegation would take part in the forum.
The 2015 WIP Summit was held in Addis Ababa under the theme ‘New Leadership for Global Challenges’ in which over 400 female MPs from 92 countries attended. It took place during the “African Union Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063” and the “European Year For Development“.
At the event WIP Awards is also expected to be handed out to countries which have been recognized for their political empowerment of women, and to countries which have shown regional leadership in closing the gender gap in politics, according to WIP Global Forum website.
BY FASICA BIRHANE