As part of the celebrations marking Commonwealth Day on 11 March 2019 and the 70th anniversary since the formation of the modern Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK) is displaying an exhibition in Portcullis House featuring visiting Commonwealth parliamentarians to the UK Parliament.
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association has branches, including the UK branch, in over 180 national, state, provincial and territorial parliaments, and Hon Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Cameroon, is the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. The Chairperson visited the exhibition and had her photo taken (see opposite).
CPA UK hosted a lunchtime discussion open to everyone on democratic progress around the Commonwealth. The audience heard from Baroness D'Souza, Philippa Drew of the Kaleidoscope Trust and Rita Odumosu on the rights of women and girls, LGBTQ rights and the rights of the poorest communities around the Commonwealth.
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Panel discussion with Baroness D'Souza, Philippa Drew of the Kaleidoscope Trust, and Rita Odumosu of the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund
Hon Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Cameroon, and Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association