Category: News

On 25 September, Women Political Leaders held the panel “When women lead” at the UN General Assembly, as part of the SDG Action zone regarding SDG target 5.5…

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 […]

95% of all aggressive and denigrating behaviour online is aimed at women. Compared to men, women are 27 times more likely to be abused online. Almost 50% of the respondents to the survey run by WPL and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2016 – from every country, background, age, position and […]

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 […]

Women Political Leaders and Kantar Announce the Launch of The Reykjavik Index for Leadership. 12th November: London: Women Political Leaders (WPL), the global network of female politicians, and Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company, today announce the upcoming launch of The Reykjavik Index for Leadership at the annual Women Leaders Global Forum. […]

On the 5th of October, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Congolese gynaecologist and member of the WPL Global Advisory Board, was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, together with Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award them the prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence […]

WPL is pleased to announce two new WPL Ambassadors: the honourable Members of Parliament Dieudonne Luma Etienne for Haiti and Ellen A. Attoh for Liberia.   Dieudonne Luma Etienne is currently a Senator at the 50th Legislature of the Republic of Haiti. She was elected as first secretary of office, and is now a member of three […]

Concordia is partnering with Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL), the worldwide network of female politicians—Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, and Members of Parliament—based in Reykjavik, Iceland. WPL’s mission is to increase both the number and the influence of females in political leadership positions. This year-round programming partnership will provide a platform to promote the impact […]

WPL is pleased to announce three new WPL Ambassadors: Ms. Gifty Twum-Ampofo for Ghana; Ms. Michal Rozin for Israel; and Ms. Åslaug Sem-Jacobsen for Norway. Gifty Twum-Ampofo is currently the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection of the Republic of Ghana and the Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa North Constituency. She holds an MBA in Strategic Management Studies from the Kwame […]

In April 2018, the WPL Africa Office is inaugurated in Kigali, Rwanda. WPL has a special focus on work in Africa. This is manifested by the extensive network of African WPL Ambassadors, coupled with the frequency of activities WPL organises on the continent, and the high participation of African women leaders in WPL undertakings. The office in […]

International Women’s Day celebrates the inspiring and courageous work women around the world are doing to secure women’s rights and to shape more tolerant and equitable societies. On this day, both women and men reflect on the work that remains and remember the many whose voices go unheard and who continue to be excluded from […]

WPL is pleased to announce three new WPL Ambassadors: Ms. Wafa Bani Mustafa for Jordan; Ms. Amal Deroua for Algeria; and Ms. Nelia Tazi for Morocco.    Ms. Wafa Bani Mustafa, new WPL Ambassador for Jordan, is an elected Member of the Jordanian Parliament (for three subsequent terms 2010-2017) and Chair of the Coalition of Women MPs in […]

WPL is deeply saddened by the passing of Peter Sutherland, a member of our Global Advisory Board of outstanding political leaders. Peter Sutherland was a former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, as well as the youngest ever European Commissioner. He was an Irish attorney general and a UN […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

As of today, the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) is the network where communities of women in political power positions are united. This constitutes an enhancement of the three-year-old Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP). WPL will boost the network’s possibilities to achieve results for its mission: to increase both the numbers and the […]

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 […]