About the Council of Women World Leaders

The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers. The Council currently has 49 Members. The Council's mission is to promote good governance and enhance the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead at the highest levels in their countries.   OuyrOur Our Our To promote good governance and enhance the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead at the highest levels in their countries. To promote good governance and enhance the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead at the highest levels in their countries. 

The Latest from the Council of Women World Leaders

Tarja Halonen, Council President

Learn More About the Council Members

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Oct 11, 2012
The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of nearly 50 women heads of state from around the world. Read their bios here! more
President of Kosovo

Women Leaders Respond to the United Nations General Assembly

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September 24, 2012 // 6:00pm8:30pm
“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. more
AUW student presentor

AUW Institute Delegates Present Action Plans

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Sep 04, 2012
A highlight of the AUW WPSP Institute was when the students presented their Action Plans to combat injustices towards women in their home countries. more

Iran Curtails Female Education

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Aug 23, 2012
“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. more
Alma Lama Women in Public Service Project Delegate

Women in Public Service Project Delegate Proposes Law to Kosovo Parliament

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Aug 21, 2012
Alma Lama, a member of parliament in Kosovo and a delegate at the Inaugural Women in Public Service Project Summer Institute at Wellesley College, recently drafted and proposed a law to her parliament regarding journalists' rights. more

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