Country Ambassadors

WPL relies on the commitment of leading women politicians worldwide for its thriving communities who, in the spirit of the mission of WPL, advance society.

WPL Ambassadors are officially appointed by the relevant political leadership entity of their respective country to act as the representative of the country in the achievement of WPL’s mission.

They serve as the main point of contact for cooperation, conferences, and various WPL initiatives in their country. All current WPL Ambassadors hold influential positions of political leadership, either as Parliamentarians, Speakers of Parliament, Deputy Speakers of Parliament or Ministers.

Maintaining an effective network requires communication, collaboration and a regular exchange of ideas. WPL actively cultivates strong and direct lines of communication with and between female decision-makers, regardless of their political, geographical or cultural backgrounds, via the WPL Ambassadors. WPL Ambassadors are the voice of change in all the countries of the world and one of the strengths of WPL. an independent, international, post-partisan and not-for-profit foundation based in Reykjavik, Iceland (the world champion of gender equality). Silvana Koch-Mehrin is the Founder and President of the WPL Foundation.

WPL Country Ambassadors around the world

Ambassadors

ALBANIA

Eglantina Gjermeni, Member of the Parliament of Albania, Chair of
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ALGERIA

Amel Deroua Member of the National People’s Assembly

ARMENIA

Lena Nazaryan Vice President of the National Assembly of Armenia,
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ARMENIA

Mane Tandilyan Member of the National Assembly of Armenia, WPL
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BAHRAIN

Ebtesam Mohamed Al-Dalal Member of the Majlis Al-Shura

BELGIUM

Sabine de Bethune Member of the Senate

BHUTAN

Tashi Wangmo Member of the National Council

BURUNDI

Gloriose Hakizimana Member of the Senate

CAMBODIA

Lork Kheng Member of the National Assembly, Chair of Commission
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CAMEROON

Emilia Monjowa Lifaka Member of the Parliament

CYPRUS

Annita Demetriou Member of the House of Representatives

ERITREA

Amina Nurhussien Minister of Health

ESTONIA

Maris Lauri Member of the Parliament, Deputy Chair of the
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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Vilija Blinkevičiūtė Member of the European Parliament

GAMBIA

Fatoumatta K. Jawara Member of the National Assembly of Gambia

GEORGIA

Tamar Chugoshvili Member of the Parliament

GHANA

Gifty Twum Ampofo Member of Parliament, Deputy Minister for Education

HAITI

Dieudonne Luma Etienne Senator, President of the Committee on Gender

ITALY

Roberta Pinotti Member of the Senate, Minister of Defence (2014-2016
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JAPAN

Yōko Kamikawa Member of the House of Representatives, Minister of
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JORDAN

Wafa Bani Mustafa Member of the Chamber of Deputies

KENYA

Florence Mwikali Mutua Member of the National Assembly

KYRGYZSTAN

Rada Tumanbaeva Member of the Supreme Council

LEBANON

Inaya Ezzedine Member of the National Assembly, Minister of State
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LIBERIA

Ellen A. Attoh Member of the House of Representatives

MADAGASCAR

Marie Jeanne d’Arc Masy Goulamaly Member of the National Assembly

MALAWI

Esther Mcheka Chilenje Member of the National Assembly, First Deputy
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MALAYSIA

Zuraida Kamaruddin Minister of Housing and Local Government

MALDIVES

Rozaina Adam Member of the People’s Majlis

MALI

Haïdara Aïssata Cissé Member of the National Assembly Vice President
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MEXICO

Verónica Delgadillo García Member of the Senate

MOLDOVA

Marina Radvan Member of Parliament

MONGOLIA

Oyunkhorol Dulamsuren Member of the State Great Khural, Chair of
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MOROCCO

Neila Mia Tazi Member of the House of Councillors, Vice-President
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MYANMAR

Daw Su Su Lwin Member of the House of Representatives,
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NORWAY

Åslaug Sem-Jacobsen Member of the Stortinget

PAKISTAN

Fehmida Mirza Member of the National Assembly and Federal Minister
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PHILIPPINES

Rose Marie J. Arenas Deputy Speaker of the House of
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PHILIPPINES

Loren Legarda Deputy Speaker & Member of the House of
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POLAND

Gabriela Morawska-Stanecka, Deputy Marshal of the Senate, Member of the
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QATAR

Reem bint Mohammad Al-Mansoori Member of the Shura Council

ROMANIA

Alina-Ştefania Gorghiu Vice-President of the Senate, Member of the Senate

RUSSIA

Irina Gekht First Vice-Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region

RWANDA

Donatille Mukabalisa President of the Chamber of Deputies

SENEGAL

Awa Gueye Vice-President of the National Assembly

SERBIA

Marija Obradovic Member of the National Assembly

SLOVENIA

Lidija Divjak Mirnik Member of the National Assembly

SOMALIA

Bibi Khalif Mohamed Member of the Federal Parliament

SOUTH SUDAN

Martha Martin Dar Member of the National Legislative Assembly, Chairperson
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SRI LANKA

Anoma Gamage Member of the Parliament, Deputy Minister of Petroleum
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SWEDEN

Asa Lindestam First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, Chair of
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TAJIKISTAN

Rahmon Ozoda Member of the National Assembly, Chief of Staff
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THAILAND

Chitpas Kridakon Member of the House of Representatives

UNITED KINGDOM

Jess Phillips Member of the House of Commons

ZIMBABWE

Mabel Memory Chinomona President of the Senate and Chairperson of
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