The rights of women and girls around the world are rolled back by widespread democratic recession and rising autocracy, the existential threat of climate change, and failing international frameworks. At the same time, the world needs gender equity more than ever to achieve peace and prosperity. This is a watershed moment.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and The Rockefeller Foundation co-convened global women leaders on June 20-23, 2022 at the Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy for the Global Women Leaders Summit to address the urgent need for action to advance gender equity.
The full recommendations from the Summit, available for download on this page, include urgent calls to action to end gender injustice once and for all. They rely on the wisdom and experience of the distinguished women who joined the Summit, many of whom are current and former heads of state, to carry forward a future where women and girls are fully represented.
This work is supported as part of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Connected Leaders Platform (CLP) which supports breakthrough solutions and collective action. The CLP attracts leaders, facilitates connections, and supports integration of the network’s resources, skills, and perspectives to drive major change.