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The Leadership Campaign aims to highlight the commitment of male Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world to increase the number of women in politics. Parity between women and men in politics mirrors our societies. Greater balance in political representation is essential to inclusiveness. For this to happen, men are as much part of that […]

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Women represent more than half of the world’s representation. Yet, they remain highly underrepresented within the political and business realms. The Women World’s Atlas, a project by the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders and powered by McKinsey & Company, illustrates the unequal distribution of women and men in leadership positions across different societal sectors. […]

The Covid-19 pandemic has deepened the already existing prejudices on society’s views on leadership suitability between women and men. The Reykjavík Index for Leadership, a joint project by Women Political Leaders and Kantar, reveals that the public is still not predisposed to women in leadership positions and holds prejudices regarding women’s suitability for leadership compared […]

As the world moves towards recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, leaders across the globe have the opportunity to create a “new normal” through concrete and forward-thinking policies. To accelerate change and build forward, Women Political Leaders have created the Reykjavík Manual – a practical guide providing leaders with achievable pathways following the United Nations’ Sustainable […]

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 […]