On Thursday 8 November, an historic one-day event will bring together women parliamentarians from around the world to celebrate their achievements, discuss how to strengthen visibility, and further empower women parliamentarians to continue to drive change nationally and internationally in the House of Commons. 

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Introduction and session 1: Women in parliament: celebrating progress, shaping the future

This plenary session will pay tribute to the women who built the foundations for the current generation of women parliamentarians, or who are inspiring the next.  The plenary will be a celebration of MPs’ achievements and a sharing of their experiences, looking at how to further empower women leaders, and encourage more women into parliament.

Session 2: 13.40-14.40, Policy focus: what difference are women MPs making?

Tackling gender inequality through promoting women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women and girls, championing access to voluntary family planning, and breaking the barriers to girls’ education.

Session 3: 16.15-17.15, Changing the future for women in parliament: next steps, commitments and actions

Delegates will reflect in plenary on the days’ discussions and share their personal commitments and calls to action.