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.
On January 16th, the Wilson Center's Global Women's Leadership Initiative (GWLI) presented the prestigious 2012 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award to Aung San Suu Kyi at her private residence in Nay Pyi Daw, Burma.