Aung San Suu Kyi to be Honored with 2012 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the 2012 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, Jane Harman, president and director of the Wilson Center, announced today. Suu Kyi, will be honored with the prestigious award at a symposium in Yangon, co-hosted by the Wilson Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative on January 15-16, 2013.

Woodrow Wilson and the Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reflection

On June 4, 1919, Congress passed the 19th Amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. As the Wilson Center celebrates the centennial of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, the Women in Public Service Project reflects on the advances made for women’s rights under the Wilson administration.
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Happy UN International Day of the Girl!

Today is the UN International Day of the Girl Child, a day to celebrate girls and a movement to speak out against gender bias and advocate for girl's rights everywhere.

Mentoring Session - Updates from the MENA Region: Challenges and Opportunities for Reform

Many of the delegates who participated in our 2012 Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institutes in Washington D.C. (pilot program) and Wellesley College are vitally engaged in transitional justice processes in their countries. On our second mentoring conference call, we were able to learn about their current endeavors.

WPSP Delegate Lamaan Sabri Mejlli Appointed as Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister in Iraq

A delegate from the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) at the Global Women's Leadership Initiative (GWLI), Lamaan Sabri Mejlli, was recently appointed as the adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister in Iraq.

Building BRICS: Human Rights in Today’s Emerging Economic Powers

Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, Rangita de Silva de Alwis speaks at the UCLA School of School of Law’s Journal of International Affair symposium, “Building BRICS: Human Rights in Today’s Emerging Economic Power.”
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Ending Violence Against Women

Director of the Wilson Center's new Global Women's Leadership Initiative, Rangita del Silva de Alwis joined NPR's The Diane Rehm show to discuss efforts to empower women and change cultural attitudes among men and boys.
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Report from the WPSP Asian University for Women Institute in Bangladesh

The GWLI is proud to share the Report of the first Women in Public Service Project Institute outside of the U.S. at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh.

Mentoring Session - Iraqi Delegates Combat Challenges to Reach New Heights after WPSP

On November 7, 2012, a mentoring call was held with the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Iraqi delegates. The conversation was moderated by WPSP Director, Rangita de Silva de Alwis, who asked each of the WPSP delegates to provide an update of their work since their time at WPSP’s Wellesley Institute.



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