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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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| December 17th, 2013

Nomination of the Head of Dutch AWEPA Section and Meeting on Zimbabwe

Programme(s): Parliament of Zimbabwe

| December 16th, 2013

Governing Council Meeting and AWEPA publication official release

 

Photo credit: AWEPA and © Guy Gossens, 2013.

| 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