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PN Brings Together Women Parliamentarians to Strengthen their Political Empowerment
The Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention and its partner Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) jointly organize a conference to be held in Ankara from May 28 to 30 under their “Partnership to Strengthen Women’s Political Empowerment and to Advance the Role of Women in Peace, Security and Human Rights”.
The aim of this conference is to enhance regional cooperation between female legislators, learn from various regional and international experiences and to strengthen the network of female legislators. Furthermore, by partnering with WAND, this conference will provide lawmakers from the United States of America with a unique opportunity to reach out to women legislators from the wider MENA region and to learn of their concerns.
Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with various committees of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, amongst which those on Defense, on Human Rights and on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men.
A follow-up meeting will be organized in Washington D.C. this fall, prior to WAND’s national biennial conference.
The "Partnership to Strengthen Women’s Political Empowerment and to Advance the Role of Women in Peace, Security, and Human Rights" is financially supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policy kindly co-sponsors the conference in Ankara.
Photo by RMIT University.