We Need Women Leaders in Politics: Better Society, Strong Democracy
Now, more then ever, women leaders have to shape the future of the world. Women’s political leadership has a critical impact on the health and welfare of women as well as the safeguard of the democratic principles of the society. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance – and value – of women’s leadership as never before.
To look at how women politicians contribute with their work to better societies and increased democratic systems, Women Political Leaders (WPL) is supporting the organisation of an official side event during the 65th Commission on the Status of Women set to take place digitally at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021.
Women Political Leaders is supporting the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations; JAWW (Japan Women’s Watch); The National Women’s Committee of the United Nations NGOs and The International Women’s Year Liaison Group (IWYLG), with the organisation of a session titled “We Need Women Leaders in Politics: Better Society, Strong Democracy” on March 22nd at 6:00-7:15 AM EDT (11:00-12:15 PM CET)
This session invites women political leaders and experts of the issue to discuss how women politicians contribute to making a better world for women and girls. It then explores strategies in various countries to accelerate women’s full and effective participation in decision-making.
Opening video message:
Tamayo Marukawa, Minister of Gender Equality, Japan
Zuraida Binti Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia, WPL Country Ambassador
Golriz Ghahraman, Member of Parliament, New Zealand
Zeina Hilal, Manager, Gender Partnership Programme, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Mari Miura, Professor of Political Science, Sophia University; Co-founder of
the Academy for Gender Parity
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