As her first duty as the first Vice President of the Bureau of the Forum of Women Parliamentarians Senator Susan Kihika has this week attended the 12th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament in Bolivia.
At the summit, Senator Susan Kihika a strong proponent of women and youth leadership talked about violence against women in politics and the challenges they face.
The summit jointly organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Chamber of Deputies of Bolivia, was held in Cochabamba, the fourth largest city in Bolivia.
Senator Kihika was elected as the first Vice President of the Bureau of the Forum of Women Parliamentarians on 27th March 2018.
This was during the 138th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The first Nakuru County female Senator, Susan Kihika also got a chance to make her submissions during the 3 day summit.
#WomenMPs Susan Kihika, miembro del Senado de Kenia, expone como panelista en la tercera sesión "Soluciones a la violencia contra la mujer en la política y en los parlamentos" pic.twitter.com/K29GxIrILH
— Diputados Bolivia (@Diputados_Bol) April 26, 2018
“On my first global assignment as the First Vice-President of the Bureau of Women Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union at the 12th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The discussions focused on inclusive societies and political decision making, with a particular emphasis on stopping violence against women in politics,” wrote the senator on her Facebook page.
Participants at the summit got a chance to discuss and identify collective and individual action needed to foster inclusive societies that are stable, safe and just for all and that enable all people to participate in social, economic, cultural and political life on the basis of equality, equity and dignity.
The delegates at the summit who included, IPU leadership, parliamentary speakers and representatives got a chance to plant symbolic trees at the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) headquarters.