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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 ...
 
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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 …
 
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 Keewati…
 
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 …
 
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: …
 
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 remembe…
 
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