The Leadership Campaign aims to highlight the commitment of male Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world to increase the number of women in politics.
Parity between women and men in politics mirrors our societies. Greater balance in political representation is essential to inclusiveness. For this to happen, men are as much part of that important change, as women.
Male Heads of State and Government, Presidents, and Prime Ministers from United Nations Member States gave their personal testimony by completing the sentence “We need more women as political leaders because…”
The campaign has been exhibited at the UN Headquarters in New York, the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, the OECD Headquarters in Paris, and many national Parliaments as well as the European Parliament.
Women Political Leaders (WPL) acknowledges the important role of José Manuel Barroso, Chair, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; President of the European Commission (2004-2014); Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004), Member, WPL Global Advisory Board, in assembling these important testimonials
The mission of WPL is to increase the number and influence of women in politics, and men – in particular, male politicians in positions of influence – are as much a part of that important change for the better, as women.
Male Presidents and Prime Ministers from around the world have contributed statements on the advancement of women into positions of political leadership.
WPL works with Parliaments, Governments and other partners to advocate political action to increase the number and influence of women in politics.
Women Political Leaders support the UN Women HeForShe campaign.