Author: Patricia Cepeda

Brussels, January 2022 – Women Political Leaders (WPL) is honoured to welcome Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as WPL Global Ambassador for Generation Equality. Mlambo-Ngcuka, who was appointed as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women from 2013 until 2021, will also serve as a member of the WPL Global Advisory Board. Having led the United Nations […]

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Women Political Leaders (WPL) has been closely monitoring the developments in Afghanistan since the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces – which was completed at the end of August. Despite the Taliban’s repeated assurances to the international community about establishing an inclusive government that represents all parts of society, Afghan women politicians are not only […]

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9 July 2021, Brussels – Women Political Leaders (WPL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bogolo Joy Kenewendo as WPL Special Envoy to G7 & G20, and Nurhayati Ali Assegaf as WPL Global Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Expanding its secretariat, WPL has also appointed Jennifer Blanke as a Senior Adviser. As part […]

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The prescriptions on global immunisation are out, and the world is their patient. A digital conversation held on 9 March was powered and organised by Women Political Leaders (WPL) and saw the participation of three former heads of state, WPL Global Ambassadors for Vaccination Aminata Touré and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, and José Manuel Barroso, Chair of […]

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The family picture of G20 leaders has been recently circulated worldwide. The reality is stark: one must look very closely to find the  women in this group. And this problem is by no means exclusive to the G20. Consider any similar high-profile assembly – summits of the African Union, APEC, the European Union, the OECD, […]

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In 1986, US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev met in Reykjavík, Iceland, at the emblematic Höfði House, and progress achieved at that summit led to the end of the Cold War. Women, however, were conspicuously absent from that gathering. This year, during the Reykjavík Global Forum 2020, women Presidents, Prime Ministers, and […]

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The Women Political Leaders Trailblazer Award 2020 recognises the outstanding achievement of six women Presidents and Prime Ministers who are paving the way for others by breaking the glass ceiling. Every year, they are presented on the occasion of the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders, which took place this year, on 9-11 November.    […]

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What is the role of Artificial Intelligence in the world? How to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) is innovative and trustworthy and that respects human rights and democratic values? Women and men Parliamentarians will be discussing this topic on the occasion of a virtual meeting of the OECD Global Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]

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