GWL Voices for Change and Inclusion is an advocacy group for multilateralism and gender equality made up by the voices of 60 Global Women Leaders



Who we are

58 key Global Women Leaders who have contributed to the multilateral agenda

What we do

Multilateralism strengthening as the fundamental tool to address global challenges

What our voices say

Insights, recent perspectives, experiences

Who we work with

Non-profit organizations, academic institutions and civil society partners
We intend to highlight the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and to highlight the need to actively counter emerging threats against the multilateral agenda that is intrinsically linked to core values ​​and advocacy goals of the rights of women and girls globally. 
We join our voices as women colleagues who have worked in governments and in multilateral organizations in support of promoting humanitarian relief, advocating for human rights principles and normative policies, advancing sustainable development, and resolving some of the world’s most complex conflicts.
We, ourselves, have leveraged multilateralism in order to drive positive change for peoples and our planet. Now we collectively call attention to the need to achieve full gender equality and empowerment of women across all ambits of society and the critical importance of multilateralism as a vehicle in support of that.

What we do

Embrace the principles of multilateralism and defend the validity and supremacy of the multilateral system.

Call on multilateral organisations, governments, the private sector and civil society to fashion political, legal, social and economic structures which seek to further the cause of gender equality and inclusion, with a view to deploying the necessary resources to this end and prompting all stakeholders to redouble their current efforts which have been found wanting.

We foster the understanding of multilateralism as the overarching platform to pursue and further develop women rights. We work towards creating an environment where gender equality is respected, and inclusion is part of the organizational culture in all spheres of society.

Achieve absolute gender equality and women’s empowerment in all areas of society as a basic concept of justice and fundamental contribution to a wiser, healthier and more prosperous society; from a multilateral perspective, as a fundamental social tool to effect positive change for people and our planet.

Uphold existing rights and legislative frameworks which protect gender equality and women’s empowerment, not least those endorsed by the historic Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995 and Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

Promote human rights, sustainable development and the introduction and fulfilment of inclusive and fair legislation, not least in terms of gender equality.

We create synergies and strengthen the networks that encourage women to participate in politics and support the sharing of knowledge and experience. We identify and work with champions all over the world to push for national actions required to empower women and give them the opportunity to participate as leaders in politics.

Endorse international cooperation initiatives to uphold the human rights of women and girls belonging to the most vulnerable groups in society, in view of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We give priority to girls’ education and the economic empowerment of women as key ingredients for women to achieve their full potential. We promote policies to address the digital divide and its impact in the post-covid era. We ensure intergenerational dialogues with the younger generations.

Defend equal participation and champion the leadership of women in all areas of society, not least conflict resolution.

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It is an honour to announce Ms. Alicia Bárcena as member 59 of @GWLvoices for Change and Inclusion👏🏼Welcome @aliciabarcena !
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🔜Stay tuned, new announcements coming! meet all of us here :

Plenary session on Women at #GHS2022. Findings: need better pay for women in the health sector, need more women with decision-making power, need relief for women who carry additional burden due to COVID-19. We all know, but when will we be heard? ⁦⁦⁦⁦@GWLvoices⁩

تم التوقيع على ميثاق الأمم المتحدة في ٢٦ يونيو ١٩٤٥ في مدينة سان فرانسيسكو بالولايات المتحدة الأمريكية. منذ ذلك التاريخ والأمم المتحدة تسترشد بمبادئه واهدافه.@GWLvoices

María Fernanda Espinosa @mfespinosaEC

the Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco. the @UN has been guided by its purposes and principles ever since @c4unwn @GWLvoices @BoschAcademy @Good_Policies @ONUEStudios

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