Many of the delegates who participated in our 2012 Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institutes in Washington D.C. (pilot program) and Wellesley College are vitally engaged in transitional justice processes in their countries. On our second mentoring conference call, we were able to learn about their current endeavors.
On November 7, 2012, a mentoring call was held with the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Iraqi delegates. The conversation was moderated by WPSP Director, Rangita de Silva de Alwis, who asked each of the WPSP delegates to provide an update of their work since their time at WPSP’s Wellesley Institute.
The Global Women's Leadership Initiative (GWLI) is proud to present the Report of the inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Learning Institute.
Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, Rangita de Silva de Alwis speaks at the UCLA School of School of Law’s Journal of International Affair symposium, “Building BRICS: Human Rights in Today’s Emerging Economic Power.”
Director of the Wilson Center's new Global Women's Leadership Initiative, Rangita del Silva de Alwis joined NPR's The Diane Rehm show to discuss efforts to empower women and change cultural attitudes among men and boys.
The GWLI is proud to share the Report of the first Women in Public Service Project Institute outside of the U.S. at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh.
The momentum of the mentoring calls has created regional and country chapters where former delegates meet with mentors on the ground. The first in-person meeting took place in Lebanon in November.
On December 20, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Resolution “Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations.” This resolution is a very important step in the history of the women’s movement in the MENA region, especially at a time when women’s role and rights are being marginalized in a number of Arab countries.
Dr. de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, gave the keynote address at a reception celebrating International Women’s Day at the Canadian Embassy on March 7th.