Month: March 2021

How to address the most pressing issues confronting the world today? Women Political Leaders (WPL) is dedicated to sharing the countless initiatives and solutions that women Parliamentarians apply each day throughout their professional careers. To commemorate International Women’s Month 2021, and inspired by its theme of “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerability in social, political and economic systems, taking a toll on women and girls around the world. The disproportionate negative effects illuminates the critical element of a global response and recovery, with women being at the center in all forms of decision making.  Grappling with the repercussions […]

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Perceptions and stereotypes lead to prejudices against women, deepening inequalities across every aspect of society, government, and business. When stereotypes endure, everyone is impacted. The recent findings of the Reykjavík Index for Leadership 2020-2021, a unique and powerful tool that measures the perceptions of equality for women and men in leadership, reveal that society has […]

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At the recent Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders 2020, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.  Together these leaders reflected on the progress made since 1995, when Ms. Clinton told delegates gathered at the UN World Conference on […]

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Let’s start with something positive: Since February 2020, women leaders have sought tirelessly to safeguard both health and democracy in the communities they serve, also forging sustainable paths toward more equitable societies while global efforts for recovery are being shaped and implemented. At the moment of writing, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken the lives of […]

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