Wednesday 15 April 2015
The report of the British Islands & Mediterranean Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians' 2015 conference, hosted by the Parliament of Gibraltar, has now been released.
The conference, which was hosted by the Parliament of Gibraltar 6-8 February 2015, explored the role of parliamentarians in ending violence against women and girls. Parliamentarians in attendance from all CPA BIMR branches heard from academics, law enforcement professionals, civil society groups and other experts; they were also able to share best practice, success stories and mutual challenges.
Also in attendance were Hon. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh and Chairperson of the CPA, and Hon. Rebecca Kadaga MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda and Chairperson of the international Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians' network.