On January 16th, the Wilson Center's Global Women's Leadership Initiative (GWLI) presented the prestigious 2012 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award to Aung San Suu Kyi at her private residence in Nay Pyi Daw, Burma.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 the Embassy of Switzerland and the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative jointly co-hosted “Bridging the Gender Gap in the Knowledge Economy,” an expert conference on strategies to increase women in STEM.
The first AUW Women in Public Service Summer Institute led by Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women's Leadersip Initiative is currently underway at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh, running from August 1 – August 15, 2012.
The Asian Rural Women's Coalition nominated Sumaira Ishfaq, a delegate at the Women in Public Service (WPSP) Summer Institute at Wellesley College, as one of 100 “Women of Courage.”
The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) is proud to present the Report of the first Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute held outside of the United States at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, was recently featured in an opinion column in USA Today written by Al Neuharth.
On April 16, 2013, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Institute, Rangita de Silva de Alwis, was invited to present at the 22nd Annual Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Memorial lecture at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
From human trafficking to wartime rape, violence against women is a widespread and persistent human rights and humanitarian problem. Wilson Center Fellow Alison Brysk discusses the scope of the problem, root causes, and possible solutions.