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  WPL participated in the Women Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable on COVID-19 and the Future alongside outstanding colleagues, hosted by UN Women and OECD.  On 20 April 2020, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, and Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, convened and chaired the Women Leaders´ Virtual Roundtable on […]

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March 6th, 2019 – Women Political Leaders is calling on female and male Leaders to help ensure a long overdue acceleration of progress toward achieving equal status and opportunities for women globally. Nothing will happen unless everybody gets on board, speaks up, takes action and helps affect change. That’s why on International Women’s Day 2020 […]

This International Women’s Day Women Political Leaders is calling on women and men to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and above all take action for a world with equal opportunities for women and men. The key figure in realising this world is the ‘collective individual’, someone who sees themselves as responsible for assuming […]

As the leading global forum for defence and security, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2020 presented the perfect opportunity for Women Political Leaders (WPL) to demonstrate the vital contribution of female political leaders to this sector, and to highlight the harsh reality that there is still ample work to be done to achieve equal opportunities and participation for women.

2020 marks the beginning of a new decade with important milestones which can change society, for the better. International organisations need to get ready for the challenge. The startling results of the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders 2019 call for a new focus.Following her precious work as Chair of the WPL Board, Hanna Birna […]

In 2020 the world is approaching a number of “tipping points” – planetary, economic, social and political – that have deep implications for the future. WPL’s activities strive to ensure women seize the momentum and join pivotal discussions. The sobering finding of the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2020, reveals that gender parity […]

Women Political Leaders (WPL), with the support of Vifor Pharma, has produced an overview of responses to a healthcare issue that demonstrates an astounding lack of gender-sensitive awareness – the impact of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia on women. The ensuing repercussions have also been shown to adversely affect economies and healthcare systems. Iron […]

January 2020 – WPL is honoured to have Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008), to act as Chair of the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Board as of the 1st January, 2020. The Board provides guidance, solutions, and foundations to further advance the vital mission of WPL of “increasing the number and the influence […]