The event took place on Wednesday, 27 February 2008, at UN Headquarters in New York and highlighted the specific contribution of parliamentarians and the difference they can make in securing adequate financial support to women’s empowerment and the implementation of policies and programmes in favour of gender equality.

Parliamentarians therefore addressed this objective from two angles:

  • Parliament’s role in maximising national wealth in favour of women and gender equality and
  • Financing gender equality in politics.