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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 […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Anoma Gamage, Member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Anoma Gamage became a Member of the Parliament in 2010. She was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture in January 2015.  Gamage is now […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Esabelle Dingizian, Third Deputy Speaker of the Swedish Riksdag, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Esabelle Dingizian was appointed Third Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag in September 2014.  She was elected as a member of the Riksdag for the […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Jess Phillips, Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, will serve as a WIP Amassador for her country. Jess Phillips has committed her life to improving the lives of others, especially the most vulnerable, and spent five years working for Women’s […]

In the coming days, the General Assembly of the United Nations will appoint the next UN Secretary General. The process has been more transparent than ever before, enabling a more open competition between several candidates. Since the creation of the United Nations in 1945, all Secretary Generals have been men. WIP has polled its network of […]

WIP is delighted to announce that Mr Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland, has joined the WIP Leadership Campaign. The WIP Leadership Campaign aims to highlight the commitment of male Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world to increase the number of women in politics. Male world leaders pledge their commitment via the completion of […]

WIP is delighted to announce that Mr Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, has joined the WIP Leadership Campaign. The WIP Leadership Campaign aims to highlight the commitment of male Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world to increase the number of women in politics. Male world leaders pledge their commitment via the completion […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Loren Legarda, Member of the Senate of the Philippines, will serve as a WIP Amassador for her country. Senator Legarda was first elected in 1998, now on her third term as senator, she chairs the Committees on Finance, Climate Change, and Cultural […]

The Women in Parliament Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Anna Maria Anders, Secretary of State in the Office of Prime Minister of Poland, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Ms Anna Maria Anders was appointed to the position of Secretary of State in the Office of the Prime […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that the Honourable Yōko Kamikawa, Member of Parliament, Japan, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Honourble Kamikawa was first elected in the year 2000, and since has served as the Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs (2007), Minister of Public Records […]

WIP is delighted to announce that Dr. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf, Member of Parliament for Indonesia, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Dr Assegaf is the current Chairperson of the Committee for Inter Parliamentary Cooperation in the House of Representatives of Indonesia. She is also Member of the House Commission on Foreign Affairs, […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to announce that Ms Foteini Vaki, Member of the Hellenic Parliament, Greece, will serve as a WIP Ambassador for her country. Ms Vaki was elected to Parliament in 2015, and is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and the Special Standing Committee […]

WIP is delighted to announce that the Prime Minister of Iceland, Mr Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, has become a co-patron of the WIP Leadership Campaign. The WIP Leadership Campaign aims to highlight the commitment of male Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world to increase the number of women in politics by inviting them to complete […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is glad to announce that Hon. Alix Boyd Knights, Speaker of the House of Assembly of Dominica, will serve as WIP Country Ambassador for her country. Boyd Knights is Dominica’s longest serving Speaker of the Parliament. She was elected for the first time in 2000 and is currently […]

On the occasion of its ‘Homeland & Global Security Forum’, to be held in Brussels on 19-21 October, the Crans Montana Forum organises a special day of exchanges and reflexion, under the aegis of the African Women’s Forum, whose Honorary Committee is chaired by Ms Irina Bokova, General Director of UNESCO. This event will take place in the premises of the European Parliament on October 19. Women Heads of State and […]