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.

Rangita de Silva de Alwis, formerly of Wellesley College, is serving as the GWLI’s first director.

The Latest from the Global Womens Leadership Initiative

A Report Launch: Mapping the Substantive Representation of Women in the Ugandan Parliament

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September 03, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
A Joint Study by the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany and Nkumba University with support from the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center assesses the gender imbalance in the Ugandan Parliament by examining the efficacy of the quota system and challenges involved with implementation. more

Beyond Gender Quotas in African Politics: How to Deliver on Women's Issues in Africa

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July 24, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Wilson Center’s Africa Program co-sponsored a public event with the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative titled, “Beyond Gender Quotas in African Politics: How to Deliver on Women’s Issues in Africa.” more

China Gender and Law Expert Group Roundtables

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Jun 03, 2014
This summer, the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) at the Wilson Center, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, will launch two roundtable discussions,“Looking Back at the Fourth World Conference on Women: Beijing +20.” and “A Conversation on Women’s Leadership”, bringing together experts in women’s human rights law, business, and academia. Both roundtable events will be held at the Ford Foundation in Beijing. more
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Future Leaders Discuss the Role of Women in Political Leadership and the Violence That Hinders Progress

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May 30, 2014
Women are becoming a bigger part of the global political leadership equation, at the same time that violence against women is seen by many as an epidemic. Students from Eurasian countries, participating in a State Department exchange program discussed these contradictory situations with Wilson Center experts during an event summarized through this episode of REWIND. more

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