Valerie attends the Women MPs of the World Conference

On 8 November 2018, a historic one-day event took place in the House of Commons to bring together women parliamentarians from around the world came to the House of Commons to celebrate their achievements, discuss how to strengthen visibility, and further empower women parliamentarians to continue to drive change nationally and internationally.

I am pictured above with the Leader of the House in Canada the Honorable Bardish Chaggar.

This November sees the centenary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act which gave women over 21 the right to stand for election as MPs for the very first time.

Delegates discussed how to advocate for greater representation of women in parliament and public life, as well as exploring the specific challenges facing women MPs and how these might be overcome.

The event aims to inspire the next generation, contribute to women’s meaningful participation in parliaments globally, and demonstrate how elected women around the world are shaping the political agenda and making a difference to women and girls in their home countries.

I am pictured below with the Malaysian Minister for Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin.