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Our objective

GWL Voices for Change & Inclusion, expound on our perspectives, experiences, analyses and proposals, increasing the space for women to contribute to society and strengthening of multilateralism as the fundamental tool to address global challenges.

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Myanmar Women Leaders’ Initiative

This GWL Voices initiative supports women’s political leadership to deal with the multiple crises facing Myanmar.  The NUG has the most women and diverse cabinet ministers in the history of the country many of whom come from civil society, from the women’s movement and youth movements.

Generation  Equality forum Mexico Main Outcomes

Participation / Main outcomes / The Role of GWL Voices / The Road to Paris.

Tigray Statement

To date, the lack of a UNSC pronouncement through a Security Council resolution or Presidential Statement on Tigray represents a grave vacuum in our global leadership and united commitment to act decisively and swiftly when allegations of rape and other forms of gender-based violence are systematically reported in conflict zones.

Myanmar Statement

We, GWL Voices raise our voices for actions needed to prevent the continuation of the fatal consequences that are taking place in Myanmar.

GWL Voices participation in Generation Equality Forum

Safeguarding and advancing women’s economic empowerment in the wake of COVID-19: An opportunity to build back better

The following paper reflects the vision of GWL Voices for Change and Inclusion on recommended action points required to mitigate the consequences of the COVID -19 pandemic on women’s economic empowerment. It is intended to serve as an advocacy document to position strategic messages by GWL Voices members in multilateral fora and processes, including in the context of the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and Generation Equality Forum.

Women’s Voices for an Equal Future – Thought Leadership Series

The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) has partnered with the GWL Voices for Change and Inclusion to bring you the “Women’s Voices For an Equal Future” thought leadership series. Through this platform we seek to give greater visibility to a diverse group of women leaders who are using their voices to spearhead public discourse and address global challenges. We believe in full gender equality and the empowerment of women across all segments of society, and invite current and aspiring activists to join a movement to amplify #WomensVoicesForanEqualFuture

Statement on the Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to the World Food Program (WFP)

“GWL Voices call is specially directed to the need for gender-based analysis for response policies, particularly regarding food security, given the special circumstances of vulnerability of women in general and rural women in particular”.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2020

Statement by the Domestic Violence Group. “This letter is a call to leaders, from all segments of society especially male, to sign on to standing up against domestic violence through advocacy and practical action including resource mobilization to ensure that women’s safety gets the attention it deserves.”

Letter to the President of the Security Council 8 April 2020

“The threat is global and needs a global response. In humanity’s recent history, there has never been a moment when global action and coordination are vital for lives of people and for peace.”

To the leaders of those countries who can make a difference in Yemen

No single party is fully responsible for Yemen’s humanitarian crisis and no single party can end it. But EVERY single party has a moral duty to engage in finding a solution

International Women’s Day – Open Letter 8 March 2019

“As women leaders, we call on leaders in governments, the private sector, and civil society to reinvest in policies and in legal and social frameworks that will achieve gender equality and inclusion.”

Letter to the President of the Security Council 18 June 2020

“The threat is global and needs a global response. In humanity’s recent history, there has never been a moment when global action and coordination are vital for lives of people and for peace.”

List of Members

We are 54 Global Women Leaders that have worked within the multilateral system in support of
➡️Promoting humanitarian relief
➡️Advocating for #HumanRights principles and normative policies
➡️Advancing #SustainableDevelopment
➡️Resolving some of the world’s most complex conflicts

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