About the Global Womens Leadership Initiative

The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) serves the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP), which moved to the Wilson Center from the State Department in June, 2012. The Initiative will promote networks among women leaders, mentoring, and training of emerging women leaders, in support of the goal of 50% female public servants by 2050.

The Latest from the Global Womens Leadership Initiative

Working Together to End Violence against Women: The Experience of Russia and the US

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March 05, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
A panel of Russian and American experts will discuss the issue of gender-based violence and the ways in which it can be addressed in various cultural contexts. more

30% Rule in Ireland: From Theory to Practice

Blog Post //
Feb 19, 2015
It seems that Ireland’s major political parties are facing some difficulty adhering to the gender quota legislation imposed by the Irish government. more

Egyptian Women: Small Steps Ahead on a Very Long Journey

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February 10, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Women were pivotal cogs in the wheel of Egypt's political development over the past four years. Whether it was the popular uprisings against former President Hosni Mubarak or Islamic rule, or referenda or elections, women were called upon at times of the country's greatest need and never failed to heed the call. Now that the country is gearing up for parliamentary elections, will women's efforts finally be recognized with appropriate political representation and will their voices be heard? more

Beijing+20: Looking Back and the Road Ahead

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Dec 17, 2014
Reflections on Milestones in Women's Leadership in the 21st Century more

A Conversation with Vian Dakhil

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December 09, 2014 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Vian Dakhil, the only Yazidi Member of Parliament in Iraq, will discuss the plight of the Yazidi women since the attack by ISIS. Dakhil, who gave an impassioned speech in Iraq’s parliament about the ISIS attack, is known as the voice of Iraq’s Yazidi minorities. more

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