WPL SUMMIT 2018 – 6-8 June – Vilnius, Lithuania

It’s about time! 100 reasons to act!

The WPL Summit, co-hosted by Seimas, the Parliament of Lithuania, brought together female Heads of State and Government, Ministers, Parliamentarians and Mayors from all over the world. The WPL Summit 2018 was held under the patronage of Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania, and in cooperation with the Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL). President Dalia Grybauskaitė is also the Chair of CWWL and will convene CWWL’s network of women Presidents and Prime Ministers on this occasion.

In 2018, Lithuania celebrated a Centenary of the Restoration of the State and 100 years of women’s voting rights – a landmark political anniversary. Thank you for being part of a global event, highlighting women’s empowerment and potential. In this spirit, the WPL Summit 2018 provided the forum for exchange on best practices around the globe: of leadership, legislation and political agenda-setting that creates results.

Past WPL Summits have each attracted several hundred female Parliamentarians and other senior politicians to the European Parliament in Brussels; Kigali, Rwanda; the African Union in Addis Ababa; Mexico City; Amman, Jordan; and Reykjavik, Iceland. Each WPL Summit is a special opportunity to take part in dialogues that reflect the influence of female decision-makers in today’s world. In cooperation with international institutions such as the European Institute of Gender Equality (EIGE), the OECD, the United Nations, and others, the WPL Summit 2018 programme included an outstanding selection of speakers and interactive discussions.

These discussions resulted in a Declaration of Outcomes.

The WPL Summit 2018 was covered in international and Lithuanian media, attracting an estimated 3 million views. To review this coverage, please see the Summit Press Report.

The Twitter hashtag for this event was #WPLsummit.

Many of the politicians present highlighted their participation to their online followers. This led to more than 1.6 million impressions on Social Media (Report attached).

Day 1 of the WPL Summit can be viewed here:

Day 2 of the WPL Summit can be viewed here:

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