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It’s only when you have a critical mass of women in politics that you get women’s issues attacked.- Mary Robinson

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October 14th, 2014 © European Union 2013 - European Parliament

The EU Parliament and EALA strengthen relations

Brussels, Belgium – On 8 October 2014, a delegation of East African Legislative Assembly legislators arrived in Brussels for a five-day benchmarking visit, supported by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and AWEPA. EALA met and… Read more

October 13th, 2014 From left to right: Hon. Prateebah Koomaree Bholah, MP from Mauritius and acting representative of the SADC-PF, Mr. Henk Jan Ormel, Vice-president of AWEPA, and Hon. Bethel Naemeka Amadi, President of the Pan-African Parliament.

Let’s make agriculture investment work for Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa – In August 2014, AWEPA co-organised a regional seminar for the Southern African region  committed to make agriculture investment work for Africa and to have a parliamentary response to the land rush…. Read more

| October 6th, 2014

MDG Steering Committee Meeting, October 2014, South Africa

| October 6th, 2014

Partnership Council Meeting – 4 October 2014, South Africa

| October 6th, 2014

“Managing Migration for Development: The Role of Parliaments and the Need for International Dialogue” High Level Seminar – Day 2

| October 3rd, 2014

“Managing Migration for Development: The Role of Parliaments and the Need for International Dialogue” High Level Seminar – Day 1

| October 2nd, 2014

RFPAC Conference on Migration, Gender and Development

| September 12th, 2014

Strengthening Democratic Institutions in Mozambique Activities

| September 8th, 2014

Photos from the Strategic planning meeting of the Lake Chad working group

| August 19th, 2014

Seminar in Johannesburg “Making Agricultural Investment work for Africa: a Parliamentarian Response to the Land Rush”

| August 13th, 2014

Workshop for Somali Women MPs in Kampala, 11-17 August 2014

| October 17th, 2014 Paul Collier Video Screenshot

Professor Paul Collier talks about Managing Migration for Development

The Pan African Parliament (PAP) in conjunction with the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) hosted a High Level Seminar at the PAP in Midrand, South Africa, on October 2-3, 2014. The seminar marked 30 years of AWEPA’s existence and 10 years of the PAP’s existence. Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, helped frame the African-European Dialogue on how to manage migration for development through a very interesting video message. More information in this article. Watch video
| July 10th, 2014 Parliamentary debate in Burundi - video thumbnail

Upholding the principles of democracy during elections in Burundi

Almost 60 members of parliament, senators, parliamentary staff and journalists attended a conference in Bujumbura on the preconditions for free and fair elections in 2015 -and for its results to be accepted by everyone. The event was organised by the National Assembly of Burundi in collaboration with the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA). More information in this article. Watch video
| May 6th, 2014 Benin public hearings video thumbnail

Public Hearings in Benin

Twenty Beninese parliamentarians conducted a series of public hearings in eight municipalities across the country. Sanitation, hygiene, health, security, agriculture and local taxation were some of the topics which were tabled. Watch video
| March 11th, 2014 Thumbnail Maij (80x53)

A conversation with Hon. Marit Maij

On 10 March 2014, Dutch MP and New Head of the AWEPA Section in the Netherlands, Hon. Marit Maij, visited AWEPA’s Headquarters. After exchanging about the future priorities of the Section, Hon. Maij gave an interview about Europe-Africa relations as well as the urge for more women in parliaments. Watch video
| March 8th, 2014 petra_bayr_interview

Hon. Petra Bayr: “Aspiring women politicians must first build networks”

In the context of encouraging (aspiring) women politicians and women and men wishing to support them, we spoke with Hon. Bayr on the experience and choices that she, as a woman politician, has gone through to make her successful in her chosen career. Hon. Bayr is an Austrian MP, Head of the AWEPA Section in Austria and Senior Parliamentary Advisor of AWEPA’s FGM/C Programme. Watch video
| January 23rd, 2014 Capture Marit Maij video_resized

Hon. Marit Maij, newly elected head of the Dutch AWEPA Section

In December 2013, Dutch MP Marit Maij was appointed new chair of the Dutch AWEPA Section. She introduced herself and spoke about her motivations to take on this new role, as well as the priorities of the Section in 2014. More information on the 29 Sections of the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) is available here: http://www.awepa.org/members Watch video
| April 29th, 2013 videos_Dr. Balch on the role of Parliaments in the post-2015 development agenda

Dr. Balch on the role of Parliaments in the post-2015 development agenda

Dr. Jeff Balch, Director of Research and Evaluation at AWEPA, participated in the latest meeting of the Steering Committee of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (march 2013). The Partnership, created in 2011, engages with a range of global policy processes in the lead up to the post-2015 development agenda. Dr. Balch highlighted the importance of engaging parliamentarians on both ends of the aid equation. Watch video
| February 13th, 2013 Peter de Clercq on Somalia's latest developments

Peter de Clercq on Somalia’s Latest Developments

Programme(s): Supporting Legislative Institutions in Somalia Mr. Peter de Clercq (UN Deputy Special Representative for Somalia), spoke about Somalia’s current developments, future perspective and the role of the Diaspora during a meeting recently organised by the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) with members of the Somali diaspora in the Netherlands among others. Watch video
| May 10th, 2012 Understanding Women's Challenges in South Sudan

Understanding Women’s Challenges in South Sudan

In October 2011, six women Members of the South Sudan National Legislative Assembly (NLA) travelled to the rural areas of Mundri East County and Western Equatoria State to meet with local women organisations. During the visit, the MPs and local women discussed the challenges they face due to the lack of infrastructure in South Sudan. Through these consultations, the MPs developed a more clear understanding of the needs of the rural populations, which included hospitals, transport and roads, schools, seeds for agriculture, clean water, and power, among others. The women also discussed the prevalence of youth pregnancy, and the spread of diseases such as Malaria, Typhus and Nodding. Watch video
| May 7th, 2012 Fighting the persisting practice of FGM/C

Fighting the persisting practice of FGM/C

The Parliament of Burkina Faso is seeking concrete ways to take action against female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) that is still widely practice throughout the country. During a two-day workshop organised by the National Assembly, in cooperation with the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA), over fourty Members of Parliaments (MPs), representatives of the government and local NGOs exchanged ideas on how best to undertake and coordinate action towards the abandonment of the practice. The workshop resulted in the adoption of proposed “Key Parliamentary Actions” for MPs to undertake in order to favour the abandonment of FGM/C in Burkina Faso. Watch video
| April 12th, 2012 Former child soldier Kon Kelei speaks about the future of South Sudan

Former Child Soldier Kon Kelei Speaks About the Future of South Sudan

A former child soldier, Mr Kon Kelei, is now a lawyer, teacher and advocate for child rights in armed conflict areas. Mr. Kelei spoke at an expert meeting at the Dutch Parliament on 29 February 2012 where he called on parliamentarians worldwide to support the process of democratisation in South Sudan. For more information on this event please visit the events page on the AWEPA website, at http://www.awepa.org/news/expert-meeting-discussion-on-south-sudan/ Watch video
| April 2nd, 2012 Hinterland (Fragment)

Hinterland (Fragment)

A movie by Albert Elings and Kon Kelei, producer IDTV. Fragment screened at the Netherlands AWEPA Section Expert Meeting, 29 February 2012, Dutch Parliament, The Hague Watch video