Category: Press Release

Welcome to the 11 leading women politicians worldwide who have been officially appointed by the relevant political leadership entity of their…

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 […]

In the framework of the 20th OECD Forum World in EMotion, WPL organised a Discovery Lab session on the Reykjavik Index for Leadership, on Tuesday 21st May in Paris. Focusing on the Index, a powerful tool launched by WPL, in cooperation with Kantar – which measures attitudes and perception of women and men in leadership […]

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 […]

The “European Defence Rountable” organised in Malta in 2017, the “Women Peacemakers 2018 ” and the 2019’s session “A Man’s World? Leadership and Participation in International Affairs” – organised in the framework of the Munich Security Conference – testify how for WPL the quest for more women in leadership positions, specifically in the area of peace and […]

November 22, 2018 – Reykjavik, Iceland: Three important initiatives driving global change will receive the first POWER, TOGETHER Awards during the inaugural Women Leaders Global Forum on November 28 in Reykjavik, Iceland. “The only way to advance society is using our power, together,” says Women Political Leaders President Silvana Koch-Mehrin. “Together, we can create societies […]

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 […]

Blockchain represents an opportunity to change the world, by introducing transparency and accelerating poverty reduction. That was the shared belief held by speakers at the event, ‘Blockchain for Social Good: Utilizing Blockchain to Aid Economic Development’, held during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York on the 24th of September. The consensus among […]

12 female MEPs will host an event as a part of a global campaign, taking place on five continents, led by the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) and aimed at encouraging teenage girls to consider a future in leadership. OCTOBER 10, 2018 – On the International Day of the Girl, the 11th of October, #Girl2Leader campaign […]

We recently sat down with WPL Founder & Former Vice President of the European Parliament Silvana Koch-Mehrin and Concordia Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO Matthew Swift as they shared how the two organizations will elevate the voice of women’s expertise and leadership across sectors through action-oriented programming, starting at the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit. SILVANA, WHAT […]

PRESS RELEASE 7.6.2018 On 6-8 June, Vilnius is hosting over 250 female Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and Parliamentarians from all over the world for the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Summit 2018. The WPL Summit 2018 will take place at the Seimas, the Parliament of Lithuania, which is co-hosting the event. The WPL Summit […]

In recognition of this year’s International Women’s Day, the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) launched its own #PressforProgress social media campaign. Female political leaders from all over the world shared their position by sending a quote that answers the question: How will you #PressforProgress?

The Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL), under the patronage of the President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, has convened parliamentarians and other relevant stakeholders from across Europe at the European Parliament (June 20) in a high-level meeting on maternal health and refugee and other vulnerable women. Following a successful maternal health meeting in […]

On April 25, 2017, the eve of the informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers in Malta,  the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) and the Munich Security Conference (MSC), co-hosted a high-level meeting on Defence and Security under the patronage of Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta and of the Council of the […]

On the eve of the G20 Digital Ministers Conference, the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) and Women20 (W20), convened a group of women political leaders from G20 countries in a high-level roundtable discussion. The German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, was the keynote speaker. From left to right: Gabriela Ramos, […]

The Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) is delighted to announce that Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has joined the WPL Advisory Board. Coleiro Preca is the President of the Republic of Malta since 2014. She is the youngest Head of State in Malta’s history and is the second woman to serve in this position. […]

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 […]

During the WIP Global Summit 2016, hosted by the Parliament of Jordan in Amman from 4 to 6 May, female Parliamentarians from more than 80 countries discussed the most pressing issues on the global agenda. The session “The Promise of Peace – The Impact of Women in Conflict Prevention, Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution” sought to discuss the fact that women are still excluded from […]

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 […]

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 […]