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

To Have and to Hold: Gender Regimes and Property Rights in Twentieth Century Romania

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May 20, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
The meaning of citizenship has changed profoundly over the twentieth century, with women experiencing the most radical shifts in how their rights and duties have been defined and protected by the state. Visiting Scholar Maria Bucur follows the changes that have affected women in Romania in the area of property rights. more

Afghanistan’s Unsung Heroes: Reflections of Afghan Women Leaders and Implications for U.S. Policy

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May 27, 2015 // 2:30pm4:30pm
In Afghanistan, the future of women is highly uncertain. International troops have left the country, and Afghanistan’s new government is exploring the possibility of reconciliation talks with the Taliban. The new book Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders, by Sally L. Kitch, chronicles the stories of two Afghan professional women, Marzia Basel and Jamila Afghani, as they navigate both patriarchal culture and international intervention. more
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An Enduring Revolution: Pakistani Women’s Collective Action for Change

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May 05, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
The role of women in many developing countries has traditionally been understood as that of a passive receiver of repression or services. Fouzia Saeed’s research findings challenge this view. At this event, Dr. Saeed will share the outcome of her work during her time as the Wilson Center’s 2014-15 Pakistan Scholar. more

WPSP Institute at Mills College: Women, Water, and the World

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April 11, 2015 // 9:00amApril 20, 2015 // 5:00pm
The WPSP Institute at Mills College focused on “Women, Water, and the World: How Women Can Solve the Earth’s Water Crisis.” Institute participants were drawn from around the globe with an emphasis on working to re-build their communities, expanding their public service orientation, and promoting sustainable economic livelihoods. How women use water, share knowledge, and promote sound management and conservation of water are key issues for our planet’s future and critical issues for women in public service. more

International Women's Day: Empowering Women in Uganda

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Mar 07, 2015
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. more

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