Author: WIP Office

Women in Parliaments (WIP), the most prominent and largest WPL community, cooperates strongly and directly with many Parliaments worldwide. WIP Ambassadors are senior Members of Parliaments, appointed by the President of their Parliament, and play a key role in the activities of WIP. WPL is pleased to announce three new WIP Ambassadors: Ms. Tamar Chugoshvili for Georgia; Dr. […]

The Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL), under the patronage of the President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, has convened parliamentarians and other relevant stakeholders from across Europe at the European Parliament (June 20) in a high-level meeting on maternal health and refugee and other vulnerable women. Following a successful maternal health meeting in […]

Women European Leaders (WEL), the community of the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) representing leading women in the EU institutions, hosted a conversation in its “Leadership Journeys” series with Julia Gillard, former Australian Prime Minister (2010-2013) and current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education. During an inspiring conversation […]

Following the brand enhancement made public in February, the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) now announces the hiring of three new directors. The three new senior members will respectively be responsible for conferences and campaigns, partnerships and programmes. In making the announcement, Rick Zedník, Chief Executive Officer, said: “WPL is expanding its activities. It […]

On April 25, 2017, the eve of the informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers in Malta,  the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) and the Munich Security Conference (MSC), co-hosted a high-level meeting on Defence and Security under the patronage of Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta and of the Council of the […]

On the eve of the G20 Digital Ministers Conference, the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) and Women20 (W20), convened a group of women political leaders from G20 countries in a high-level roundtable discussion. The German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, was the keynote speaker. From left to right: Gabriela Ramos, […]

Parliamentarians from across Europe and other relevant stakeholders gathered in Malta in a high-level meeting on maternal health and refugee women organised by the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) and the President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. The Commissioner for Health commits to appeal to EU countries to do more to guarantee better […]

The Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) is delighted to announce that Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has joined the WPL Advisory Board. Coleiro Preca is the President of the Republic of Malta since 2014. She is the youngest Head of State in Malta’s history and is the second woman to serve in this position. […]

Visit the WPL Annual Global Summit 2017 website Women in Parliaments – part of the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) – announced that the 2017 WPL Global Summit will be hosted, in cooperation with the Althingi, Iceland’s Parliament, in Reykjavík on 28-30 November. This year’s Global Summit theme of “We Can Do It!” is intended […]

On December 20, the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) convened female Parliamentarians from 12 African countries in Nairobi, Kenya, for the first meeting of the WIP Council on Economic Empowerment. The Council meeting was organised in partnership with the African Development Bank. The meeting focused specifically on women’s property rights in Africa with the aim to […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Rose Marie J. Arenas, Member of Parliament of the Philippines, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Rose Marie J. Arenas has an enduring advocacy for women, children and migrant workers. She is a philanthropist, a calling she has lived by for […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Justyne Caruana, Member of Parliament of Malta, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Caruana has served as Malta’s Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing since April 2014. She was first elected to Parliament in 2003 and successively […]

On November 28, the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) convened a group of female Parliamentarians from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in the Lebanese Parliament. This meeting, hosted by the General Secretariat of the Lebanese National Assembly, was the first regional meeting of the WIP Council on Health, supported by Merck. The […]

On November 23rd, the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) presented the WIP – Harvard – Facebook study: “Social Media: Advancing Women in Politics?” at the Mexican Senate.  This is the third presentation of the new WIP study, which has also been discussed in the European Parliament and the Italian Senate. The event was hosted […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Anoma Gamage, Member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Anoma Gamage became a Member of the Parliament in 2010. She was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture in January 2015.  Gamage is now […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Esabelle Dingizian, Third Deputy Speaker of the Swedish Riksdag, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Esabelle Dingizian was appointed Third Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag in September 2014.  She was elected as a member of the Riksdag for the […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Jess Phillips, Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, will serve as a WIP Amassador for her country. Jess Phillips has committed her life to improving the lives of others, especially the most vulnerable, and spent five years working for Women’s […]

On 18 October, the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) organised the roundtable discussion “Communication 2.0 and Social Media. An opportunity for more women in politics?” at the Italian Senate. This discussion was hosted by Linda Lanzillotta, Vice-President of the Italian Senate and Member of the WIP Executive Board. Speakers included Anna Maria Bernini, Member […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) and the EU Women Caucus organised the second event of the series of discussions “Leadership Journeys” with Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005). The event took place on 13 October, at the European Parliament. The EU Women Caucus aims to connect senior female leaders in Brussels […]

Women in Parliaments, in collaboration with Harvard University and Facebook, launched the cutting-edge report, “Social Media: Advancing Women in Politics?” at the European Parliament, on October 11. The event was hosted by MEP Martietje Schaake. The report is the first of its kind as it is based on a survey that examined the use of […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) and the EU Women Caucus organised the first event of the series of discussions “Leadership Journeys” with Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO. The event took place on Tuesday, 4 October at the WIP Brussels office. The EU Women Caucus aims to connect senior female leaders in Brussels […]