Author: Bisera Savoska

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. […]

November 22, 2018 – Reykjavik, Iceland: Three important initiatives driving global change will receive the first POWER, TOGETHER Awards during the inaugural Women Leaders Global Forum on November 28 in Reykjavik, Iceland. “The only way to advance society is using our power, together,” says Women Political Leaders President Silvana Koch-Mehrin. “Together, we can create societies […]

Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL), Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF), and Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) to host symposium on the use of blockchain technology for furthering economic development. NEW YORK – On September 24th, under the theme ‘Blockchain for Social Good: Utilizing Blockchain to Aid Economic Development,’ leading technology experts and government officials […]

WPL is pleased to announce two new WPL Ambassadors: the honourable Members of Parliament Dieudonne Luma Etienne for Haiti and Ellen A. Attoh for Liberia.   Dieudonne Luma Etienne is currently a Senator at the 50th Legislature of the Republic of Haiti. She was elected as first secretary of office, and is now a member of three […]

We recently sat down with WPL Founder & Former Vice President of the European Parliament Silvana Koch-Mehrin and Concordia Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO Matthew Swift as they shared how the two organizations will elevate the voice of women’s expertise and leadership across sectors through action-oriented programming, starting at the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit. SILVANA, WHAT […]

Concordia is partnering with Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL), the worldwide network of female politicians—Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, and Members of Parliament—based in Reykjavik, Iceland. WPL’s mission is to increase both the number and the influence of females in political leadership positions. This year-round programming partnership will provide a platform to promote the impact […]

PRESS RELEASE 7.6.2018 On 6-8 June, Vilnius is hosting over 250 female Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and Parliamentarians from all over the world for the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Summit 2018. The WPL Summit 2018 will take place at the Seimas, the Parliament of Lithuania, which is co-hosting the event. The WPL Summit […]

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Communication, Connection, Community: Why a woman’s place is politics With gender imbalances across politics, business and academia, at the current rate of progress we are almost a century away from global gender parity. Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President and Founder of the Women Political Leaders Global Forum, discusses why we need female political leaders and we can […]

WPL is pleased to announce three new WPL Ambassadors: Ms. Gifty Twum-Ampofo for Ghana; Ms. Michal Rozin for Israel; and Ms. Åslaug Sem-Jacobsen for Norway. Gifty Twum-Ampofo is currently the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection of the Republic of Ghana and the Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa North Constituency. She holds an MBA in Strategic Management Studies from the Kwame […]

In April 2018, the WPL Africa Office is inaugurated in Kigali, Rwanda. WPL has a special focus on work in Africa. This is manifested by the extensive network of African WPL Ambassadors, coupled with the frequency of activities WPL organises on the continent, and the high participation of African women leaders in WPL undertakings. The office in […]

International Women’s Day celebrates the inspiring and courageous work women around the world are doing to secure women’s rights and to shape more tolerant and equitable societies. On this day, both women and men reflect on the work that remains and remember the many whose voices go unheard and who continue to be excluded from […]

WPL is pleased to announce three new WPL Ambassadors: Ms. Wafa Bani Mustafa for Jordan; Ms. Amal Deroua for Algeria; and Ms. Nelia Tazi for Morocco.    Ms. Wafa Bani Mustafa, new WPL Ambassador for Jordan, is an elected Member of the Jordanian Parliament (for three subsequent terms 2010-2017) and Chair of the Coalition of Women MPs in […]

We are delighted with the success of Women Political Leaders Annual Global Summit in Reykjavik, co-hosted by the Parliament and Government of Iceland. Around four hundred powerful women from 100 countries attended what turned out to be the largest ever gathering of current and former female Presidents and Prime Ministers. Highlights of the event include […]

As of today, the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) is the network where communities of women in political power positions are united. This constitutes an enhancement of the three-year-old Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP). WPL will boost the network’s possibilities to achieve results for its mission: to increase both the numbers and the […]

Participants WIP Summer Summit 2014 Rwanda

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) convened the community of female Parliamentarians from 51 countries at the Parliament of the Republic of Rwanda for its WIP Summer Summit 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda from 1 to 3 July 2014. In 2013, Rwanda was attributed the WIP Award for Leadership in Closing the Gender Gap for the highest percentage of female […]

Gender equality and Constitutions Having guarantees of women’s human rights in the constitution is essential: constitutional entrenchment is an important step toward ensuring that states eliminate gender-based discrimination and affirmatively advance women’s rights. Last decades we have seen a new constitutionalism based on the principles of participation, openness, and inclusiveness. These key elements have opened […]

Your Excellency President Paul Kagame, Speaker of the Chamber of deputies, Members of Parliament, Ministers, Members of Women in Parliament’s Global Forum, Fellow members of the Millennium Advocacy Group, Ladies and Gentlemen First of all, let me congratulate the people of Rwanda for having the highest representation of women in parliament in the world. With […]

More than 100 Female Parliamentarians will meet in Rwanda next week for the WIP Summer Summit 2014. The MPs will study Rwanda’s success in female political empowerment, while addressing the need for more women in decision-making positions in politics and in reconciliation processes. “The Role of Women in Peace, Reconciliation and Security” / Tuesday 1 July, […]

Para mí es todo un privilegio participar en este “Sommet d´Été 2014” organizado por el Foro Mundial de Mujeres Parlamentarias (WIP) porque es una ocasión única para poder intercambiar experiencias y buenas prácticas con el fin de continuar fomentando una mayor presencia de las mujeres en los Parlamentos en el mundo y en la toma […]

After attending the global forum in Iceland, I cannot wait to be in Rwanda for the WIP summer summit, as this is a great opportunity to learn from fellow women and to be in one of the fast growing countries with the highest number of women in parliament With the new constitution that Kenya passed […]