In the lead-up to International Human Rights Day on the 10 December 2021, the CPA will bring together leading experts from around the globe to look at representation and diversity in democracy. The webinar will examine how parliaments should engage, represent and reflect the full spectrum of diversities within their countries and communities? What initiatives should be established to increase representation or attract candidates of under-represented or marginalised communities. How can current parliamentarians secure better access and opportunities? Who should they be engaging with and how? Are quotas the solution? How do Commonwealth democracies move beyond symbolism and tokenism to embed change and sustainability to ensure parliaments and all democratic institutions give the people power? The Session should look at these key topics through the lens of COVID-19, Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals.
In advance of the formal Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) which is due to be held in August 2022 in Halifax, Canada, the CPA Headquarters Secretariat will be delivering a set of virtual workshops for Commonwealth Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff. Each workshop will bring together leading experts from private, public, academic, political, and international backgrounds.
For additional information about this webinar please contact Matthew.Salik@cpahq.org (CPA HQ).