International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women and to reflect on the barriers that women have overcome economically, politically, and socially. It is a time when women around the world come together to share stories of empowerment and to encourage others that change is possible. The Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute currently taking place in Uganda embodies the definition and the spirit of International Women’s Day. It signifies women working together to achieve parity and demonstrating their dedication to empowering a future generation of women leaders in public service.
This summer, the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) at the Wilson Center, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, will launch two roundtable discussions,“Looking Back at the Fourth World Conference on Women: Beijing +20.” and “A Conversation on Women’s Leadership”, bringing together experts in women’s human rights law, business, and academia. Both roundtable events will be held at the Ford Foundation in Beijing.
Future Leaders Discuss the Role of Women in Political Leadership and the Violence That Hinders ProgressMay 30, 2014
Women are becoming a bigger part of the global political leadership equation, at the same time that violence against women is seen by many as an epidemic. Students from Eurasian countries, participating in a State Department exchange program discussed these contradictory situations with Wilson Center experts during an event summarized through this episode of REWIND.
Alison Brysk provides response and analysis to the shooting in Santa Barbara and the #YesAllWomen phenomenon.
Washington, DC – The Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Wilson Center, Rangita de Silva de Alwis, was honored by the Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White and the SEC Women’s Committee this April for her contributions as an advocate, scholar, and policy maker forging the path for women’s equality.
With the Taliban’s call for the imposition of Sharia law during current peace talks between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the Pakistani government, there are growing concerns that women’s freedoms will be further eroded, writes Farahnaz Ispahani.
"The cost of women's exclusion from the political and public service sphere is a heavy one, impacting not just women but their communities and countries," writes Rangita de Silva de Alwis on the occasion of International Women's Day.
In this Context interview, Naheed Farid, Afghanistan's youngest member of Parliament, talked about the concerns and hopes for women and young people in her country.
In this Context Interview, Alison Brysk, Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at UCSB, discussed the scope of the problem, root causes, and possible solutions of trafficking, rape, and violence against women.
The Global Women's Leadership Initiative is proud to announce the members of the GWLI Global Advisory Board: Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, The Honorable Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Her Excellency Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva.