Category: Press Release

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 […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) was invited to administrate the social media accounts of the European Year for Development from 28 to 31 December 2015, which was a unique opportunity to promote the conversation about the impact of women’s political participation on democracy and good governance. Female Parliamentarians from all around the globe, as well […]

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 […]

On 12 November 2015, the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP), in cooperation with the World Bank Group Brussels office, hosted a round table lunchtime discussion on the findings of the World Bank Group flagship report “Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal”. Speakers included Heidi Hautala, Member of the European Parliament and […]