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Seventh Annual Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament

Taking Action to Make Parliaments Gender-Sensitive

Islamabad, Pakistan 15-17 November 2011

Organized by the National Assembly of Pakistan and the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Draft Proposed Agenda



Theme I: Women’s Participation In Politics - Impediments And Challenges

Theme II:  Women In Parliaments: How To Bring About Change? Country Perspective

Theme III: Creating A Gender Sensitive Environment In Parliament

Theme IV: Forging Alliances And Networks

Theme V: Strengthening Parliament's Capacity To Address International Commitments On Gender Equality In Politics

Theme VI: Women Speakers Championing Women’s Rights

Detailed agenda


Women Speakers of Parliament of all National Parliaments are invited. In the case of bicameral parliaments, Women Presiding Officers of each chamber are invited. Women Speakers of regional parliamentary Assemblies that are Associate Members of the IPU are also invited. More