Women’s Political Participation Day 2017



Representatives from sister parties in Africa, the Middle East, and Western Balkans attend Women's Political Participation Day in Parliament

The Labour Party hosted a women’s political participation day ahead of International Women’s Day. This event, which took place in the House of Commons, brought together women from our sister parties in Africa, the Middle East and Western Balkans.


It gave the participants the opportunity to meet with Labour Party MP’s, including Jess Phillips MP (Chair of the Women’s Parliamentary Labour Party), Emily Thornberry MP (Shadow Foreign Secretary), Rosie Winterton MP (Party of European Socialists Presidency Member), Rushanara Ali MP (Labour Party Governor on the Westminster Foundation for Democracy -WFD), and Iain McNicol, General Secretary of the Labour Party, to discuss the role of the Women’s Parliamentary Labour Party, and political issues such as the impact of Brexit  and women’s voices in conflict situations.


This has fostered relations across regions providing opportunities for best practise and networking.




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