Gender Equality

Daily Diplomacy: A Discussion with Women Ambassadors

Join the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) and The Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center for the first Daily Diplomacy: A Discussion with Women Ambassadors. During this discussion, women ambassadors will speak about their extensive experience working in the highest positions within the foreign policy sphere.

Women Behind the Scenes: How Modernity is Catching on Before Law in the United Arab Emirates

Through the Delphi method, this paper offers a new perspective from the voices of Emirati women in politics, policy, business, and university on the status of women in their country in light of the international treaties, conventions, and laws available for women’s empowerment. Drawing on true stories from daily life, it reveals that culture in the UAE is in the process of changing.

Numbers Matter: Data Driving Global Parity


Where is the Data on Women's Leadership?

Join the Women in Public Service Project and experts in the field of women's leadership as we launch our multi-country data framework for global gender parity!

Leadership for Stability and Security

Around the world, bold leadership is needed to combat high crime rates, non-state armed groups, terrorism and war. Women leaders are uniquely positioned to address these critical issues.

Women’s Political Networks: Defining Leadership, Breaking Barriers, and Fostering Change

This paper seeks to understand the impact women’s political networks have globally in supporting women overcome the universal cultural and structural barriers they face in engaging in a political career. With best practices from national, regional and international networks, this paper explores the role and modus operandi networks have adopted in supporting women running for national office in congressional or parliamentary elections, enhancing their effectiveness and shaping their leadership once in office.

The Current State of Gender in Brazil

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Women’s Political Networks: Defining Leadership, Breaking Barriers, and Fostering Change

Since 1995, the world average of women in parliament has grown from 11.3 percent to 22.7 percent. Although progress is slow going, multiple initiatives can be credited for building momentum behind equal representation.

From Day One: An Agenda for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa

Leaders are born; yet many born female in rural parts of sub-Saharan Africa go unrecognized largely because, from day one, women and girls face a political, cultural and social environment that inhibits their development into well-equipped female leaders.