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The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerability in social, political and economic systems, taking a toll on women and girls around the world. The disproportionate negative effects illuminates the critical element of a global response and recovery, with women being at the center in all forms of decision making.  Grappling with the repercussions […]

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Two eminent female politicians dedicated to improving quality education – both of them strong advocates for the power of education on the path to gender parity – discussed on the occasion of the International Day of Education (24 January 2021) the numerous challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on education systems worldwide.  Marie-Louise Coleiro […]

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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Women Political Leaders (WPL) is ensuring women lawmakers and politicians share their unique experience to the very tables where discussions around the future of society take place!  In keeping with long-term cooperative efforts between WPL and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), WPL is partnering with OECD on the occasion of the Global […]

In less than two decades, leaders have come to rely on the web and social media in particular for their communications. This is true nowhere more so than in politics. The opportunity for politicians to engage directly and immediately with constituents means people are connected to politics in unprecedented ways. This brings many new benefits […]

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.

In less than one month, the most powerful female leaders from the world will meet in Reykjavík for the 2019 edition of The Reykjavík Global Forum…

Have you ever imagined what a world with balance between women and men would look like? H. E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca invites you to join the International Women’s day 2019 and #BalanceforBetter campaign launched by WPL. Take a picture and share your vision of a world where balance between women and men is the […]

One of the places where women have been dramatically underrepresented is in national and international peace processes. Women Political Leaders (WPL) is determined to highlight the work of women in the peace and security space, and encourages women around the globe to demand and take their seats at the table for these pivotal decision making […]

On International Women’s Day 2019, 30% of the over 100 politicians from 51 countries which shared with WPL their vision for a better world, came from Latin American and the Caribbean.  A notable participation from this region of the world, which testifies how equal representation between women and men is top on their agenda. Female […]

International Women’s Day 2019 also offered an opportunity to reflect on the role of balanced society on peace. Over 100 politicians from 51 countries shared with WPL their vision for a better world, answering the question What does a world with balance between women and men look like to you? When expressing their views of […]

On Tuesday, November 27, extraordinary women leaders will gather during the Women Leaders Global Forum at the historic Höfði House in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Reykjavik Summit -Power, Together. This roundtable session will be the first of its kind and will be held in cooperation with the Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL) and the University of Iceland. […]

Girls are the leaders of tomorrow and the future of our society. To #LeadLikeAGirl means leadership with heart and brain. On the International Day of the Girl, influential women politicians from 24 countries hosted more than 1,500 rising young leaders during #Girl2Leader campaign events on five continents. Thanks to a global video call, #Girl2Leader delegates […]

We are delighted with the success of Women Political Leaders Annual Global Summit in Reykjavik, co-hosted by the Parliament and Government of Iceland. Around four hundred powerful women from 100 countries attended what turned out to be the largest ever gathering of current and former female Presidents and Prime Ministers. Highlights of the event include […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The WIP Global Summit 2016 “Women in Politics: Fast forward” took place in the Parliament of Jordan in Amman, from 4 to 6 May. Over 200 female Parliamentarians gathered to discuss the most pressing issues on the global agenda. The first session of the meeting “Accelerating Towards Parity in Power – Defining the Power of […]

More than 400 female Members of Parliaments and Governments from around 80 countries will participate in the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) Summit 2016, from 4 to 6 May. The WIP Summit takes place in the Plenary Hall of the Parliament of Jordan. Under the title “Women in Politics: fast forward” the WIP Summit […]