Author: Alejandra Fernadez

“This is the moment for anyone who thinks vaccines are the problem, and not the solution, to change their mind.” The words of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Special Envoy of the AU to Mobilise International Economic Support for the Continental Fight Against COVID-19, reflect a critical juncture in […]

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Inspiring action to incite change: how can the global community encourage girls to pursue STEM and ICT?   The continued absence of girls and women in STEM and ICT sectors should be a sustained source of concern for politicians, policy makers, corporations and leaders in tech industries. This issue is not just a question of […]

What does it mean to be a leader in the time of the coronavirus? It means making difficult decisions that place the wellbeing of the global community before economic, social and political gain. The COVID-19 pandemic demands a reassessment of how, and why, we do the work that is important to us. Empathetic, courageous and […]

Celebrating Healthcare Heroes: the visible and invisible ones Amazing nurses, midwives, and female health ministers, parliamentarians and politicians are making a difference in the fight against COVID-19 & in the long term battle for a more inclusive, sustainable global healthcare system.  In times of prosperity and in times of crisis, the vital contribution of nurses […]

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Every year, World Water Day raises global awareness about the 2.2 billion people worldwide, that’s every one in three people, living without access to clean and safe water. World Water Day 2020 was particularly significant as the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the global community to view water from a different perspective. Not only must governments, […]

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March is Women’s History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in history. Acknowledging the progressive power of women in preventing conflict and achieving more sustainable peace is a relentless activity. As the year 2020 ushers in the twentieth anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution […]

The rapidly evolving Covid-19 pandemic is presenting the global community with unprecedented challenges; challenges that disregard frontiers and demand a unique international response and cross-border cooperation. In the last days, major conferences have been postponed to save lives, and minimise impact. The 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, is one of […]

In less than two decades, leaders have come to rely on the web and social media in particular for their communications. This is true nowhere more so than in politics. The opportunity for politicians to engage directly and immediately with constituents means people are connected to politics in unprecedented ways. This brings many new benefits […]

The POWER TOGETHER: Reykjavik Summit 2019 is be the second roundtable of extraordinary women leaders. Women who have reached the highest echelons of leadership and influence in their countries, Presidents, Prime Ministers and special guests addressed the most complex challenges of our times. The POWER TOGETHER: Reykjavik Summit 2019 expanded on the outcomes of the Women […]

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Have you ever imagined what a world with balance between women and men would look like? H. E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca invites you to join the International Women’s day 2019 and #BalanceforBetter campaign launched by WPL. Take a picture and share your vision of a world where balance between women and men is the […]

In the framework of the 20th OECD Forum World in EMotion, WPL organised a Discovery Lab session on the Reykjavik Index for Leadership, on Tuesday 21st May in Paris. Focusing on the Index, a powerful tool launched by WPL, in cooperation with Kantar – which measures attitudes and perception of women and men in leadership […]

On International Women’s Day 2019, 30% of the over 100 politicians from 51 countries which shared with WPL their vision for a better world, came from Latin American and the Caribbean.  A notable participation from this region of the world, which testifies how equal representation between women and men is top on their agenda. Female […]

“Maintain international peace and security”; Article 1, Charter of the United Nations With war or armed conflicts in around 30 countries happening right now, it is crucial to support the United Nation’s first International Day for Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, on 24 April 2019. This special day aims to highlight the importance of international […]

95% of all aggressive and denigrating behaviour online is aimed at women. Compared to men, women are 27 times more likely to be abused online. Almost 50% of the respondents to the survey run by WPL and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2016 – from every country, background, age, position and […]

International Women’s Day 2019 also offered an opportunity to reflect on the role of balanced society on peace. Over 100 politicians from 51 countries shared with WPL their vision for a better world, answering the question What does a world with balance between women and men look like to you? When expressing their views of […]

The “European Defence Rountable” organised in Malta in 2017, the “Women Peacemakers 2018 ” and the 2019’s session “A Man’s World? Leadership and Participation in International Affairs” – organised in the framework of the Munich Security Conference – testify how for WPL the quest for more women in leadership positions, specifically in the area of peace and […]

Have you ever imagined what a world with balance between women and men would look like? H. E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca invites you to join the International Women’s day 2019 and #BalanceforBetter campaign launched by WPL. Take a picture and share your vision of a world where balance between women and men is the […]

Diversity and inclusion will be paramount for innovation and success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution—more inclusive economies are better equipped to generate new ideas, utilize the full potential of their national talent pools, and generate more growth. Yet according to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, there is still an average gender […]

January 11, 2019 – WPL is excited to announce that Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008), has joined its Executive Board. Helen Clark served as the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand. From 2009 to 2017 she served as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Prior to entering public life, she […]

Women Political Leaders and Kantar Announce the Launch of The Reykjavik Index for Leadership. 12th November: London: Women Political Leaders (WPL), the global network of female politicians, and Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company, today announce the upcoming launch of The Reykjavik Index for Leadership at the annual Women Leaders Global Forum. […]

On Tuesday, November 27, extraordinary women leaders will gather during the Women Leaders Global Forum at the historic Höfði House in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Reykjavik Summit -Power, Together. This roundtable session will be the first of its kind and will be held in cooperation with the Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL) and the University of Iceland. […]