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5 things you might not know about Helen Clark

January 11, 2018 – WPL is excited to announce that Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008), has joined its Executive Board. Helen Clark served as the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand. From 2009 to 2017 she served as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UN…

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Reykjavik Summit at the historic Höfði House

On Tuesday, November 27, extraordinary women leaders will gather during the Women Leaders Global Forum at the historic Höfði House in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Reykjavik Summit -Power, Together. This roundtable session will be the first of its kind and will be held in cooperation with the Council …

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WPL panel at UNGA: Blockchain for Social Good

Blockchain represents an opportunity to change the world, by introducing transparency and accelerating poverty reduction. That was the shared belief held by speakers at the event, ‘Blockchain for Social Good: Utilizing Blockchain to Aid Economic Development’, held during the 73rd United Nations Gene…

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WPL announces Two New Ambassadors for Haiti and Liberia

WPL is pleased to announce two new WPL Ambassadors: the honourable Members of Parliament Dieudonne Luma Etienne for Haiti and Ellen A. Attoh for Liberia.   Dieudonne Luma Etienne is currently a Senator at the 50th Legislature of the Republic of Haiti. She was elected as first secretary of offic…

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WPL joins Concordia as a 2018 Programming Partner

Concordia is partnering with Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL), the worldwide network of female politicians—Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, and Members of Parliament—based in Reykjavik, Iceland. WPL’s mission is to increase both the number and the influence of females in political l…

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Email is an important way for us to keep in touch with our valued network – without you, our work would not be possible. We have shared with you the latest WPL events, news, and ideas. As always, thank you for your continued commitment. Protecting your data matters to us. In order to stay curr…

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OECD Forum – Contribution by Silvana Koch-Mehrin

Communication, Connection, Community: Why a woman’s place is politics With gender imbalances across politics, business and academia, at the current rate of progress we are almost a century away from global gender parity. Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President and Founder of the Women Political Leaders Globa…

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#PressforProgress for International Women’s Day

In recognition of this year’s International Women’s Day, the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) launched its own #PressforProgress social media campaign. Female political leaders from all over the world shared their position by sending a quote that answers the question: How will you #Pressfo…

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WPL announces three new Ambassadors for Ghana, Israel and Norway

WPL is pleased to announce three new WPL Ambassadors: Ms. Gifty Twum-Ampofo for Ghana; Ms. Michal Rozin for Israel; and Ms. Åslaug Sem-Jacobsen for Norway. Gifty Twum-Ampofo is currently the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection of the Republic of Ghana and the Member of Parliam…

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Opening of the WPL Africa Office

In April 2018, the WPL Africa Office is inaugurated in Kigali, Rwanda. WPL has a special focus on work in Africa. This is manifested by the extensive network of African WPL Ambassadors, coupled with the frequency of activities WPL organises on the continent, and the high participation of African wom…

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