Author: Gordon

The Women’s Political Careers report spells out the non-legal barriers for women in politics. It is based on survey responses from women politicians in 66 countries seeking to better understand the motivations and challenges shared by women who decide to pursue a political career. The report is the result of a partnership between the Global […]

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The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is the world’s largest conference on international security policy held annually since 1963. Peace and Security has  long been a men-dominated arena where women leaders have persistently been underrepresented, despite some progress. For this reason, Women Political Leaders (WPL) has partnered since 2016 with MSC to ensure that more women […]

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Press Release – February 1, 2023 – WPL is honoured to announce the appointment of Obiageli “Oby” Katryn Ezekwesili, Founder & President of Human Capital Africa (HCA); Founder & Chair, SPPG/FixPolitics; Senior Economic Advisor, The Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI), as Chair of the WPL Board as of the 1st of February, 2023. The […]

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The Women Political Leaders (WPL) Trailblazer Awards honour the achievements of The Rt. Hon. Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal, and Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, National Leader of Belarus and Head of the United Transitional Cabinet. Press Release – November 9, 2022 –  The awardees of the WPL Trailblazer Award were announced today at the 2022 Reykjavík […]

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As the world moves towards recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, leaders across the globe have the opportunity to create a “new normal” through concrete and forward-thinking policies. To accelerate change and build forward, Women Political Leaders have created the Reykjavík Manual – a practical guide providing leaders with achievable pathways following the United Nations’ Sustainable […]

It is estimated that it will take 145.5 years to attain parity between men and women in politics. Not only is women’s access to entering politics around the world hindered by structural, socioeconomic, institutional, and cultural barriers, but also those who have managed to break the political glass ceiling can be confronted with yet more […]

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5 April 2021, Brussels – Women Political Leaders announces the appointment of three prominent leaders as WPL Global Ambassadors, who will contribute their expertise and knowledge to help drive global discussions on issues such as vaccination and climate. Aminata Touré, Prime Minister of Senegal (2013-2014), has been appointed WPL Global Ambassador for Vaccination. She is […]

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5 April 2021, Brussels – Women Political Leaders is pleased to announce the appointment of prominent women leaders and decision-makers as WPL Special Envoys. Comprising high-level women leaders from across diverse sectors, WPL Special Envoys will act in close cooperation with the Board to further advance the organisation’s mission of increasing the number and influence […]

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