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Welcome to the British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) and Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians homepage.

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CPA branches are divided into regions. CPA UK is part of the British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) and also serves as its Secretariat. 

CPA Branches are divided into five geographic regions, and each region engages in its own programme of activities to strengthen regional ties.

Please follow this link for further information regarding the other branches that make up CPA BIMR.



CPA UK provides the secretariat for the British Islands and Mediterranean Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) group.


CWP BIMR's focus is on working with women across the region to increase global representation of women in parliaments and politics and connecting women through the Commonwealth network. 

CWP BIMR is represented on the international CWP Steering Committee by Joyce Watson AM.

The objectives of CWP BIMR are to:

  • Build the capacity of women elected to parliament to be more effective in their roles

  • Improve the awareness and ability of all parliamentarians, male and female, and encouraging them to include a gender perspective in all aspects of their role - legislation, oversight and representation

  • Help parliaments to become gender-sensitive institutions

  • Encourage more women into politics and connect with the work of the Commonwealth

  • Focus on themes of communication, advocacy and engagement

  • Link with other groups and associations such as UN Women, UNDP and CSW

  • Expand the work and understanding of CWP

CWP BIMR's annual conference for 2017 was hosted by Cardiff, 6-8 April 2017. The theme of the conference was "Women in the Economy". For further details, please refer to the link at the top of this page.


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