January 11, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:15am
As the Council of Women World Leaders celebrates its 15th anniversary and a move to The Wilson Center, Finnish President Tarja Halonen, former Irish President Mary Robinson, and U.N. Special Representative Margot Wallstrom share their stories for the next generation.
December 08, 2011 // 4:20pm — 5:00pm
This event, co-sponsored by the Council of Women World Leaders, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of State, will feature a rough cut pre-screening of "Meena", a feature film based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WeDunn's Best-selling novel, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide." The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on sex trafficking.
September 30, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The Council of Women World Leaders was pleased to welcome Nicole Schwab to launch the Gender Equality Project, a Swiss-based non-profit she co-founded to promote gender equality in corporations. Schwab outlined the trajectory of the project, and the implementation of its Gender Equality Certification for corporations.
June 27, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The Council of Women World Leaders was honored to host, in collaboration with the Belgian Embassy, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium for a private luncheon Monday, June 27, 2011 as a part of the Council’s Spotlight on Leadership Series.
“Iran is reverting to the failed policies of the past,” says Middle East Program Director Haleh Esfandiari in a Q&A on the decision of 36 Iranian universities to limit access to or altogether bar women from certain academic fields.
A highlight of the AUW WPSP Institute was when the students presented their Action Plans to combat injustices towards women in their home countries.
When it comes to equality between the sexes, women have made dramatic strides in recent decades. In spite of that good news, a new report reveals a significant gender gap persists in two critical areas: economic equality and political power.
In a year of some major successes for women — the Nobel Peace Prize, the commanding performances of Angela Merkel and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the end of men-first in the line of succession to the British throne — a new worldwide study concludes that women remain well behind men in two crucial areas: economic equality and political power.
Tall and tan, blond and flashy, the model Gisele Bündchen has been for most of the world the seductive image of today’s Brazilian women, strutting down fashion runways in Paris, Milan and New York, while her face graces scores of magazine covers. Now there’s a new image, a new face.