CPA UK provides the secretariat for the British Islands and Mediterranean Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) group.
The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians is the network of women Members of CPA legislatures. The CWP network provides a means of:
CWP is governed by a Steering Committee made up of representatives from each region. The international Steering Committee is chaired by Hon. Dato' Noraini Ahmad MP, Member of Parliament of Malaysia.
CWP works on a regional basis, with each of the nine regions of the CPA coordinating programmes, conferences and meetings among its legislatures. CPA UK coordinates the British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR).
CWP BIMR's focus is on working with women across the region to increase global representation of women in parliaments and politics and connecting women through the Commonwealth network.
CWP BIMR is represented on the international CWP Steering Committee by Joyce Watson AM.
The objectives of CWP BIMR are to:
CWP BIMR's annual conference for 2017 was hosted by Cardiff, 6-8 April 2017. The theme of the conference was "Women in the Economy", watch highlights here. The Conference report outlines more information on the programme and the CWP BIMR newsletter outlines the wider work of CWP BIMR.
CWP BIMR is governed by a Steering Committee made up of Members from the BIMR branches. Its membership is as follows:
Joyce Watson AM (Wales) - Chair and CWP Regional Representative
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP (UK)
Hon. Justyne Caruana (Malta)
Ann Corlett MHK (Isle of Man)
Deputy Carolyn Labey (Jersey)
Eleni Mavrou MP (Cyprus)
Margaret Mitchell MSP (Scotland)
Norma Paris (Alderney)
Hon. Samantha Sacramento MP (Gibraltar)
Councillor Christine Scipio-O'Dean (St Helena)
Deputy Heidi Soulsby (Guernsey)
Position vacant in Falkland Islands.