New IPU and UN Women Map shows women’s representation in politics stagnates

The number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated, with only marginal improvements since 2015, according to the data contained in the Women in Politics 2017 Map launched today by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women.

Press Release: Mentorship programme to empower Commonwealth young women

Young women across the Commonwealth are set to benefit from a new initiative to help them acquire critical life skills and to progress in their careers. The Commonwealth Women’s Mentorship Scheme will match aspiring young people with experienced professionals in their fields. For more news, read here.

Embrace Diversity, Strive to achieve Economic, Environmental Security and deliver Peace - Speaker Matibini Urges Youths

Rt. Hon Justice, Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly and President of the CPA Zambia Branch has urged youths to embrace diversity in order to ensure peace for generations to come. He said this when the CPA Zambia Branch joined the rest of the Commonwealth to commemorate the Commonwealth Day under the theme “A Peace-building Commonwealth”, on Monday, 13th March, 2017 at Parliament Buildings. He also urged the youths to take advantage of available economic opportunities which will contribute to the growth of the economy.

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen

In her message for Commonwealth Day, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reflects on this year’s theme of ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’ and the onward journey of The Queen’s Baton Relay. Click here to read more.

Peace in the home initiative to empower domestic violence survivors

The Commonwealth on Wednesday, 8th March, 2017, launched a new initiative to help member states of the Commonwealth bring down rates of domestic violence. For more news, read here.

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians highlight gender equality and increasing women's representation in parliaments for International Women's Day 2017

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) have been marking International Women's Day 2017 by highlighting gender equality and increasing women's
representation in Parliaments. International Women's Day (8th March) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. For more news, click on the attache document below.

Message from the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Chairperson for International Women’s Day 2017

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Chairperson has delivered the message for 2017 International Women’s Day. To read more, click on the attached document below. 

2016 Annual Report of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)

Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), the largest network of individual Members of Parliament with 1,400 members in 143 parliaments around the world committed to promoting peace, democracy, the Rule of Law, human rights, non-discrimination and gender equality has released its 2016 Annual Report. Click here to read more.

IPU calls for urgent action to stave off spread of famine in Africa

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is extremely concerned about the spreading famine in the Horn of Africa and north-eastern Nigeria. For more information read here.