At the 2nd Plenary Assembly of ParlAmericas (formerly known as the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas – FIPA) held in Panama City in 2003, participating women parliamentarians held a meeting to discuss their role in the world of politics, in their respective parliaments, and within the organization.
Argentinean parliamentarian Margarita Stolbizer proposed that a permanent body be established. The suggestion was unanimously approved by the Plenary Assembly.
The result was the now well-established and very active Group of Women Parliamentarians.
The Group created an Executive Committee (composed of the President, Vice-President, and Secretary) during its 8th Meeting, held during ParlAmericas' 9th Plenary Assembly.
Visit the presidential mandates section of the Group of Women Parliamentarians to learn about our presidents.
2015-present: Gina Godoy