Press Releases

WPL welcomes three new directors

Following the brand enhancement, WPL now announces the hiring of three new directors.

The new members will respectively be responsible for the conferences and campaigns, partnerships and programmes.

May 2 2017

G20: More women should lead the digital economy

G20: German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy calls for more women to lead the digital economy

On the eve of the G20 Digital Ministers conference, WPL and W20 convened a group of women political leaders from all around the world

April 6 2017

High-level meeting on maternal health

The President of Malta and EU Commissioner urge EU countries to take effective action to ensure maternal health for refugee women

Parliamentarians and other stakeholders gathered in a high-level meeting in Malta organised by WPL and the Maltese President

March 22nd 2017

2017 WPL Global Summit

WPL announced that the 2017 WPL Global Summit will be hosted in Reykjavík on 28-30 November

Iceland is the global champion of gender equality and home of the first elected woman President

17 February 2017

New network for women in power

Women in Parliaments (WIP) becomes Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL)

This enhancement will boost the network’s possibilities to achieve results

9 February 2017

Launch of the WIP-Harvard-Facebook Study

Global survey: social media breaking down barriers for women in politics

The biggest ever global survey of social media use by female parliamentarians is launched today at the European Parliament.

11 October 2016

WIP Global Summit 2016

The global network of female Parliamentarians gathers in the Middle East for the first time

4-6 May 2016

Amman, Jordan

WIP Leadership Campaign

Male Heads of State and Government call for more women in Parliaments

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) launches the WIP Leadership Campaign

International Women’s Day | 8 March 2016

WIP Mexico Summit 2015

The global network of female politicians to design in Mexico new strategies for getting more women into power

The WIP Mexico Summit is co-hosted by the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) and the Mexican Senate and will mark the 40th anniversary of the First World Conference on Women.

Dates: 7-9 October

Venue: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Mexico DF, Mexico

WIP Summit 2015 – Opening Ceremony

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: “Today we are advocating the right of women to be represented everywhere

23 March, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

WIP Summit 2015

The global community of female politicians gathers for its largest ever meeting in Africa

23-25 March, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Presentation World Bank/WIP Study

Women continue to struggle against long-held and systemic entry barriers into elected office.

21 January, Davos, Switzerland