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March 20 2005 | Bridgetown, Barbados

1st Regional Forum of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (Caribbean & North America)

THEME

Enhancing Women’s Leadership to Strengthen Democracy

OBJECTIVES

  • To create a forum for women parliamentarians of the Americas to advance the regional gender-equality agenda for shaping the direction and character of emerging societies of the 21st century
  • To build the capacity of parliamentarians to promote and implement gender-equity policies, through the sharing of experiences and best practices
  • To assess the advancement of women thus far and identify key growth areas and tools for their participation in leadership and decision making
  • To submit recommendations to the Plenary Assembly of FIPA, looking ahead to the 4th Summit of the Americas