Category: Event Update

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 […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) in cooperation with the House of Representatives of Jordan will host the WIP Global Summit under the Dome of Jordan’s Parliament on 4-6 May 2016. This Summit, co-organised with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Council of Women World Leaders, will be first of its kind to […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) participated in the African Union Gender Pre-Summit on January 17-21, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Summit was organized by the African Union Commission Directorate of Women, Gender and Development, the Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC), and AU partners, under the Presidency of H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini […]

With the collaboration of national Parliaments and International Institutions, WIP has set up a great programme for 2016, including meetings in Amman, Paris and Washington D.C. Please save the dates in your agenda! WIP Global Summit 2016, 4-5 May; Amman, Jordan WIP, the Parliament of Jordan and the OECD will co-host the WIP Global Summit 2016 in the Plenary of the Jordanian […]

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 […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) organised a breakfast meeting with female leaders of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly on the 8th of December 2015, at the European Parliament. This meeting was co-hosted by Louis Michel, Member of the European Parliament, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and former EU Commissioner for Development […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) aims to strengthen the network between high-level women leaders across the Asia Pacific. During the APEC Summit  in Manila, Philippines, WIP hosted once more, with the support of Merck, a select group of female leaders from business and politics, participating in the APEC Summit. The President of the Republic of […]