Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ms. Magda de Meyer, Political coordinator of the AWEPA Network Of Women Parliamentarians Of Central Africa (RFPAC) Programme and honorary member of the Belgian parliament and Hon. Gina Michelle Sanze, Member of Parliament of the Central African participated as speakers in the Women in Parliaments (WIP) Summit 2015, featuring the theme “New Leadership for Global Challenges”, from 23 to 25 March 2015.
Co-hosted by the African Union and co-financed by the European Commission, the WIP Summit 2015 focused on new leadership for change; on the need for variety of different leaders, men and women, who are willing to work together, and share insights and innovations on how best to deal with the global challenges of today and navigate the future.
Special attention is given to the definition and implementation of international commitments that define our near future (post-2015 Development Agenda) within areas such as education, health, entrepreneurship and regional co-operation.
The WIP Summit 2015 also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the blueprint for advancing women’s rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and aimed to mobilise political will for the next steps.
Female Parliamentarians from around the world attended the WIP Annual Summit 2015. It presented a unique opportunity for participants to discuss the pressing global challenges; and to take part in political dialogues that reflect the influence and importance of female decision-makers in today‘s world.