The Indian Women Parliamentarians’ Forum (IWPF) brings together women leaders from different parties and regions with the goal of fostering discussions, debates and development around women’s issues.

The Need

About IWPF

In 1967, women comprised 6% of elected representatives in the Lok Sabha. That number is at 12% today, the highest it has ever been in India’s parliamentary history. Women form the minority voice in parliament in almost every country. Subsequently women leaders decide to coalesce and create spaces, forging ties of mutual solidarity and contributing to the work of parliament through a united front. India has no such group for women parliamentarians. As women’s issues continue to receive tremendous attention it is important for Women Parliamentarians to form a united forum and discuss critical issues.

 

Accordingly, the Indian Women Parliamentarians’ Forum (IWPF) brings together women leaders from different parties and regions with the goal of fostering discussions, debates and development around women’s issues. It aims to leverage the substantive experience and insights of women working in the public space to build an environment of mentorship amongst female Parliamentarians and to support future women leaders.