Global Virtual Forum of Women-Leaders

12:52 PM 29-7-2013

On June 2012, the Institute of World Policy presented a project “Global Virtual Forum of Women Leaders”. The aim of the initiative was to organize a series of video conferences with famous women all over the world who could share their secrets of success to Ukrainian women.Within the support for the project, IWP held videoconferences with 13 thematic famous women who have reached the peak of their careers in politics, journalism, science, diplomacy. Among them, ex-president of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Applebaum, ex-president of Kyrgyz Roza Otunbayeva, vice president of the National Endowment for Democracy (Washington) Hope Duke etc. They shared their views on gender equality in the modern world and revealed secrets of its own success.

Detailed information about all videoconferences, which were held as a part of the project organised by IWP could be seen under the links below.

1. Videoconference with the United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, June 12, 2012.
Transcript of the conversation

2. Videoconference with ex-President of Latvia (1999-2007) Vaira Vike-Freiberga, July 30, 2012.
Transcript of the conversation

3. Videoconference with Minister of National Defense of Lithuania (2008-2012),
Rasa Jukneviciene, August 28, 2012.
Transcript of the conversation

4. Videoconference with the outstanding American journalist and historian Anne Applebaum, September 27, 2012.
Transcript of the conversation

5. Videoconference with the member of the European Parliament, the co-president of the Greens-European Free Alliance group in the EP.
Rebecca Harms, October 10, 2012.
Transcript of the conversation

6. Video conference with a famous journalist Ksenia Sobchak about the characteristics of gender relations in Russia, October 17, 2012.
Transcript of the conversation

7. Videoconference with the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman on gender issues June Zeitlin, September 19, 2012
Transcript of conversation

8. Videoconference with the Member of the European Parliament, Professor Danuta Hubner, January 31, 2013.
Transcript of the conversation

9. Videoconference with Former President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbayeva, February 25, 2013. Roza Otunbayeva expressed her position on the effectiveness of the quota system for implementing gender equality and provided the example of women representation in the Kyrgyz parliament.
Transcript of the conversation

10. Videoconference with NATO Secretary’s General Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security Mari Skaare, March 24, 2013.
Transcript of the conversation

11. Videoconference with Special correspondent of CNN at State Department ,
Jill Dougherty, March 26, 2013.
Transcript of the conversation

12. Videoconference with Hanne Severinsen, a co-rapporteur of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (1995-2007), June 5, 2013.
Transcript of conversation

13. Videoconference with the Vice President of the National Endowment for Democracy (Washington D.C.),
Nadia Diuk, June 26, 2013.
Transcript of conversation

As a part of the project, a selection of caricatures’ «Gender equality through the eyes of artists» was presented too. They reflected the current gender situation in Ukraine and in the world. Cartoons were created by famous Ukrainian artists – Marina Turovska, Constantine Kazantsev and Alexei Kustovskiy – and commissioned by the Institute of World Policy.

On May 23, 2013 IWP held a round table “International success stories for promoting women’s leadership in Ukraine” , to discuss methods of reproducing international experience and to enhance gender equality in Ukraine for promoting greater participation of Ukrainian women in political and public life.

Speakers of the event were national deputies of Ukraine Iryna Berezhna and Irina Gerashchenko, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland Arja Makkonen, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia Arhita Daudze, President of the International Women’s Human Rights Center “La Strada-Ukraine” Levchenko, the program manager of “Women Leaders” of the National Democratic Institute Elena Ena.

During the roundtable, video and infographics were presented. They visualized the situation of gender relations in Ukraine in the world and in the European context.

Infographics (in Ukrainian).

Videoclip .