Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Arrives In Brussels

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma arrives in Brussels

November 27, 2013 International

ADDIS ABABA. — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma arrived in Brussels, Belgium yesterday to attend the Annual Summit of Women in Parliament Global Forum (WIP). Hosted by the European Parliament, the summit is being held under the theme, “The Spirit of Women in Parliaments: Advancing Society,” from 27-29 November 2013.

Critical issues to feature in the summit include: reshaping society through female leadership; female empowerment for peace, security and integrity; impact of elected women in parliaments; fight against corruption; delivering on gender equality; gender studies in academics; and the use of technology and women’s political participation.

Dr Dlamini-Zuma, who is also a WIP Advisory Board Member, will deliver one of the keynote addresses, as well as participate, as a panelist in one of the interactive sessions discussing: “Reshaping Society through Female Leadership”.

During the summit, countries will receive awards for their leadership in bridging the gender gap. Three African will be among the recipients.

Rwanda will receive the award in the category of political empowerment, with a record number of women in parliament; Lesotho features in the category for closing the gender gap, while Algeria will receive the award for its achievements in increasing the percentage of women in parliamentary positions.

— AFP.

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