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.
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.
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.
The Global Women's Leadership Initiative (GWLI) is proud to present the Report of the inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Learning Institute.
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.
The momentum of the mentoring calls has created regional and country chapters where former delegates meet with mentors on the ground. The first in-person meeting took place in Lebanon in November.
On December 20, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Resolution “Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations.” This resolution is a very important step in the history of the women’s movement in the MENA region, especially at a time when women’s role and rights are being marginalized in a number of Arab countries.