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GlobalPOWER® [Partnership Of Women Elected/Appointed Representatives] is creating sustainable, long term partnerships among a select group of elected women leaders from around the world.  US participants will include a small group of state legislators who have graduated from the Center’s Foreign Policy Institute for State Legislators.

The Center launched the GlobalPOWER® program in 2006 with a focus on international trafficking of women and girls as a global human rights crisis.  Women and girls represent 80 percent of the 600,000-plus people who are trafficked throughout the world and forced into involuntary servitude in sweatshops, households, agricultural fields, and brothels. 

The GlobalPOWER® experience helps elected women leaders develop creative policy options and strategies to implement them.


To learn more about each of the GlobalPOWER® classes and to see photos, click on the link for the appropriate class.

The GlobalPOWER® Caribbean 2012 program included nine women Parliamentarians and Ministers from seven countries in the Caribbean region, including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. The GlobalPOWER® Caribbean 2012 class issued a "Statement on Human Trafficking as a Women's Human Rights Crisis". Click here to read the Statement and add your signature as an endorser. GlobalPOWER® Caribbean 2012 met in Washington, DC, June 11-13, 2012.

The GlobalPOWER® Class of 2010 included Members of Parliament from Barbados, Canada, Georgia, Greece, Kenya, New Zealand, Switzerland, Uganda, and the United Kingdom. The GlobalPOWER® Class of 2010 issued a Statement to "remind Heads of State, Parliamentarians and the United Nations of the primacy of the SCR 1325 regarding women, peace and security." Click here to read the Statement and add your signature as an endorser. The Class of 2010 met in Washington, DC, October 17 - 21, 2010.

The GlobalPOWER® Africa 2010 program included 18 women Parliamentarians and Ministers from 12 African Nations: Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. These visionary women leaders launched the GlobalPOWER® Women Network in Africa to bring their commitment to the implementation of the UNAIDS Agenda for Women and Girls to their colleagues and constituents and to women leaders throughout the Continent during 2011.
The GlobalPOWER® Africa 2010 class met in Washington, DC, September 26 – 30, 2010.

The GlobalPOWER® Class of 2009 included Members of Parliament from Bahrain, Burundi, Dominica, Namibia, Pakistan and Zambia, a Member of the East African Legislative Assembly (representing Uganda), and two US women state legislators (from Florida and Utah) who are graduates of the Center’s annual Foreign Policy Institute for State Legislators. The Class of 2009 met in Washington, DC from May 31 through June 5, 2009.

The GlobalPOWER® Class of 2007 included five women Members of Parliament, a Minister of Labour, Public Administration and Empowerment, one Assemblywoman from the Ho Municipal Assembly in Ghana and three graduates of the Center’s Foreign Policy Institute for State Legislators. The Class of 2007 met in Washington, DC, May 7 - 11, 2007.

The GlobalPOWER® Class of 2006 included eight women Members of Parliament, a Minister of Women’s Affairs and four graduates of the Center’s Foreign Policy Institute for State Legislators. The Class of 2006 met in Washington, DC from May 31 through June 3, 2006.

Click here to read GlobalPOWER® – Report of the First Two Years:  2006 and 2007.


GlobalPOWER®
Advancing Women’s Leadership in Global AIDS Policymaking

In 2008, building upon the revolutionary GlobalPOWER® model, the Center launched a partnership with the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) and the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) to bring together women Members of Parliament and Ministers, women living with HIV/AIDS and NGO leaders, and women journalists from around the world to build new global partnerships to promote woman-centered HIV/AIDS policy in their countries.

Click here to read about the 2008 program that brought women leaders – from Kenya, India, and Mexico – to Washington, DC and New York. Plus learn more about the 2009 South Asia Initiative on Women and HIV/AIDS that will bring women leaders from around the region to Washington, DC to create powerful new partnerships.