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Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth, a podcast by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), gives a voice to parliamentarians, civil society experts and activists across the Commonwealth to discuss common democratic challenges and share their ideas on what can be done to solve them. The CPA promotes knowledge of the constitutional, legislative, economic, social and cultural aspects of parliamentary democracy. Our work enables Commonwealth Parliamentarians and officials to uphold and strengthen parliamentary democracy, the rule of law, sustainable development and human rights.
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In The Juggle: How Politicians Prioritise, a special World Parliament Day mini-series of Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth, we peel back the layers of what Parliaments do and consider a simple concept that lies at the heart of parliamentary democracy – representation.As an elected representative, the job of a politician is to collect the views of the people they represent, and use them to dictate their actions and decisions in Parliament. It sounds simple in theory, but the real...
In The Juggle: How Politicians Prioritise, a special World Parliament Day mini-series of Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth, we peel back the layers of what Parliaments do and consider a simple concept that lies at the heart of parliamentary democracy – representation. As an elected representative, the job of a politician is to collect the views of the people they represent, and use them to dictate their actions and decisions in Parliament. It sounds simple in theory, but the rea...
On a special episode of Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth, the former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, sits down with CPA Secretary-General and former UK MP, Stephen Twigg, for a wide-ranging conversation. Gillard, who served as Prime Minister from 2010 to 2013:praises affirmative action as a proven solution to increase the representation of women in Parliament (07:16)warns that 'we could be back to ground zero' unless world leaders urgently address vaccine inequal...
On this episode of Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth, we ask: how can Commonwealth democracies be more representative of indigenous peoples?To discuss this question we are joined by:Hon. Lenox R Shuman MP, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Guyana and Member of the Arawak Nation;Sheila North, former Grand Chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak and campaigner for indigenous women in Canada;Josiah Tualamali'i, youth indigenous activist in New Zealand and former participan...
On World Refugee Day, we ask:How can we give refugees a voice in our democracies?To discuss this question, we are joined by Hon. Ayor Makur Chuot, a newly elected Member of the Parliament of Western Australia and former South Sudanese refugee; Sally Gandar, Head of Parliamentary Advocacy & Legal Advisor at the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town; and Louise Donovan, Communications Officer for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, where nearly 890,000 Rohingya refug...
Each year, on 7 April, Rwandans mark Kwibuka, the National Commemoration of Victims of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, in remembrance of the estimated 800,000 people who were killed during a campaign of violence carried out by Hutu extremists from 7 April to 4 July 1994.On the 27th anniversary of the start of genocide in Rwanda, we ask:What can parliamentary democracies do to remember victims of genocide and prevent future genocides?To discuss this question, we are joined by L...
This is a teaser announcement for Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth, a podcast by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. We’re about to launch our first episode, marking Kwibuka, the Annual Commemoration of Victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. On the episode, we ask what parliamentary democracies can do to remember victims of genocide and prevent future genocides.We’re very excited to be launching this podcast, which will give a voice to parliamentaria...
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