December 13, 2012 // 9:30am — 10:30am
Her Excellency Roza Otunbayeva, former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, will speak on women's leadership in times of political transitions.
Women Leading a Progressive Interpretation of the Shariah Law: Case Studies from Musawah (A Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family)
November 19, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Zainah Anwar of Stanford University, introduced by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative.
November 07, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Join us for a lecture in the series "The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women’s History" with Dr. Kathy Peiss
October 26, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, in conversation with Ms.Indira Jaising, Assistant Solicitor General of India
October 24, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Join us for a lecture in the series "The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women’s History" with Dr. Nancy Cott.
October 13, 2012 // 9:00am — 4:00pm
On October 13th, the Yale Chapter of Circle of Women in partnership with GWLI will host "Girls + Education" a conference at Yale University celebrating the UN's International Day of the Girl. The daylong program aims to reinvigorate and change the way participants think about women's issues.
October 05, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center and Amnesty International USA are pleased to invite you to a conversation with two remarkable Afghan women change-makers who will discuss the many challenges—and opportunities—facing women in Afghanistan today.
September 24, 2012 // 6:00pm — 8:30pm
“Against the backdrop of the 67th U.N. General Assembly, when leaders gather together for high-level debate, our conversation highlights the critical importance of women leading and serving their communities and countries,” said Rangita de Silva de Alwis, director of the Women in Public Service Project and Women’s Leadership Initiatives at the Wilson Center.
September 19, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The evidence has never been clearer that women’s political, economic, and social participation and leadership are vital to development. Countries where women are fairly represented in government enjoy greater security, higher levels of development, and more inclusive policy-making. The incoming administration should take advantage of this critical moment in history by developing the first-ever National Action Plan on Women’s Equal Participation in Public Service and sign an executive order directing that the plan be implemented. This plan would chart a course to enhance women’s equal role in public service and political participation around the world, and it would transform how the United States approaches its diplomatic and development-based support to women, thus ensuring equal participation in all levels of decision-making.