GWL Voices for Change and Inclusion is an advocacy group for multilateralism and gender equality made up by the voices of 62 Global Women Leaders



Who we are

60 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

Key Ongoing Projects


A special programme for the younger generation with the aim of exchanging generational knowledge and promoting new, sustainable and inclusive leadership, powered by GWL Voices!


GWL Voices is part of the Action Coalition for Feminist Movements and Leadership of the Generation Equality Forum. The feminist leaders, including young feminists, who create and support movements and organizations, including those led by indigenous women, young feminists, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and others who are historically excluded.

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What we do

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.

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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"أول زوجة للنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، السيدة خديجة، كانت سيدة أعمال مولت الإسلام. الزوجة الأصغر السيدة عائشة وابنته فاطمة كانتا متعلمتين."
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Every year 800,000 women and girls die due to the lack of clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene.

This is a tragedy that should push us to act.

Ensuring access to these basic services is essential for women to lead safe, productive & healthy lives.‌

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