Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians
The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) is a non-partisan network of women parliamentarians within Australia who are committed to the advancement of women in Australian politics. Each of the states, territories and the federal Parliament elect a representative to the CWP Australia Region Steering Committee.
CWP has an active presence in all Australian parliaments, and members use various methods; such as mentions in parliamentary debates, hosting forums and inter-parliamentary events, to raise awareness of the work and focus of the CWP.
Current action agenda
Ensuring that issues for women at times of disaster are addressed
Work on increasing numbers of women in parliaments and their future pathways
Advocating for assistance on safety issues, sexual harassment and bullying in parliaments
Advocating for professional training, support and counselling for members of parliament when they are dealing with traumatic and sensitive issues
New South Wales33%
Australian Capital Territory52%
Women in Parliament
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