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As the world eagerly awaits a solution for the COVID-19 pandemic, a solution to another global health crisis is still being sought after decades. Drug abuse and illicit trafficking have persisted through history as a humanitarian crisis, leading to the deteriorating health and untimely deaths of millions around the world. Beyond reducing the security of […]

Exceptional times, call for exceptional measures. Not only are Female Parliamentarians making key decisions every day to save the lives of millions and to secure the wellbeing of their communities, but their noteworthy leadership serves as a reminder to the global community that 2020 must become a milestone for gender equality In the spirit of […]

Sexual violence is both a physical and psychological form of warfare. It is weaponised to destroy the dignity and future prospects of communities and individuals. In order to recover and rebuild after experiencing conflict-related sexual violence it is essential to advocate a holistic, survivor-centred approach. This includes listening to experts to address the various dimensions […]

“As books are written about the great pandemic, I think that women leaders will come of this very much on the right side of history for doing their best to focus on human security, health and well-being…” Helen Clark’s consequential assessment of women political leaders’ performance during the COVID-19 global health crisis is steadily being […]

 “One of the hugest problems (that) we’ve got to overcome are these mindsets, norms, deeply entrenched cultural practices (and) biases, conscious or unconscious…” says Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University and the United States Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues (2009-2013), in her conversation with WPL President […]

What is the role of culture in times of crisis? Is it more important to put everything aside and only focus on public health? With the onslaught of COVID-19 and confinement, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2020 offers an occasion to reflect on the challenges Ministers around the world have […]

In honor of the second annual International Day for Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, WPL looks to the world’s amazing women leaders, who are experts in the field of diplomacy, multilateralism, and peacekeeping, to guide the global community in advancing multilateralism, women’s equality and peacebuilding efforts. Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Director of the Georgetown Institute for […]

In honor of the second annual International Day for Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, WPL looks to the world’s amazing women leaders, who are experts in the field of diplomacy, multilateralism and peacekeeping, to guide the global community in advancing multilateralism, women’s equality and peacebuilding efforts. Susana Malcorra, Dean of the IE School of Global […]

In honor of the second annual International Day for Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, WPL looks to the world’s amazing women leaders, who are experts in the field of diplomacy, multilateralism, and peacekeeping, to guide the global community in advancing multilateralism, women’s equality and peacebuilding efforts. Irina Bokova, the 9th Director General of UNESCO (2009-2017), […]

On April 24th, the global community will commemorate the second annual International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace.  2020 marks countless transformative anniversaries for peacebuilding, the advancement of women’s equality, and sustainable development, including the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.  In light of the […]

“This is the moment for anyone who thinks vaccines are the problem, and not the solution, to change their mind.” The words of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Special Envoy of the AU to Mobilise International Economic Support for the Continental Fight Against COVID-19, reflect a critical juncture in […]

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Inspiring action to incite change: how can the global community encourage girls to pursue STEM and ICT?   The continued absence of girls and women in STEM and ICT sectors should be a sustained source of concern for politicians, policy makers, corporations and leaders in tech industries. This issue is not just a question of […]

Can online abuse wound even more than actual physical violence? Social media was created to bring people together and give visibility to projects and initiatives. Unfortunately, they can turn into a double-edged sword. According to a recent report by the United Nations, 95% of all online aggression or insulting behaviour is directed at women.   A survey […]

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 […]

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 […]

When a country undergoes violence and conflict, both men and women suffer from it. Yet women are excluded from peace negotiations. According to UN Women, only 9 percent of peace negotiators are women. As a result, many of the agreements that come out of such negotiations promptly fail. With this reality in mind, Women in Parliaments Global Forum […]

Despite calls from the international community, women still remain remarkably absent from the negotiation talks. The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) have developed a programme to facilitate the participation of female Parliamentarians in high-level global fora, with the support of USAID. The purpose of this project is to […]