A highlight of the AUW WPSP Institute was when the students presented their Action Plans to combat injustices towards women in their home countries.
“Iran is reverting to the failed policies of the past,” says Middle East Program Director Haleh Esfandiari in a Q&A on the decision of 36 Iranian universities to limit access to or altogether bar women from certain academic fields.
Alma Lama, a member of parliament in Kosovo and a delegate at the Inaugural Women in Public Service Project Summer Institute at Wellesley College, recently drafted and proposed a law to her parliament regarding journalists' rights.
The Minister of Women and Children Affairs of Bangladesh, Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, opened a three-week long Leadership Institute at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong.
In collaboration with the U.S. State Department and the Seven Sisters women’s colleges, the Asian University for Women will host the Women in Public Service Summer Institute from August 1 to August 15, 2012.
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.
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.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced today the appointment of Rangita de Silva de Alwis as director of its Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI).
The Women in Public Service Project Joins Forces with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsJun 21, 2012
The Wilson Center becomes the permanent home of the Women in Public Service Project, with Rangita de Silva de Alwis announced as Director of Women's Leadership Initiatives.
The world’s population is split approximately 50-50 between men and women. But when it comes to presidents, prime ministers, and other heads of state and government, a significant gender disparity is uncovered. To commemorate the 15-year anniversary of the Council of Women World Leaders, we spoke with Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, and Margot Wallstrom, former vice-president of the European Commission, about their work, the status of women leaders, and prospects for the future.