PGA operates under the political direction of the Executive Committee and the International Council. The Executive Committee meets twice a year to decide on PGA's future programme activities.
PGA operates under the political direction of the Executive Committee and the International Council. The Executive Committee meets twice a year to decide on PGA's future programme activities. The International Council meets once a year during the Annual Forum to review programme work and to elect members to the Committee and Council. Members of the Comittee are elected on a 40:60 gender ratio.
The Council represents all regions of the world and each country where PGA has members can be represented with no more than two members. All elected members of the Committee and the Council serve for two years with a maximum of two consecutive terms.
Dip. Tavárez Mirabal is a linguist and independent politician in the Dominican Republic. She was first elected to parliament in 2002. She has served as Deputy Foreign Minister and is the former President of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Chamber of Deputies.
Ms. Bayr is an Austrian politician (SPÖ) and Delegate of the Austrian National Council since 2002. She serves as Chairwoman of the Development Policy Subcommittee and a founding member of the Austrian platform against female genital mutilation.
Hon. Dr. Chana is a Tanzanian lawyer and politician for Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM). She is the former Deputy Minister of Community Development, Gender and Children of the United Republic of Tanzania. Dr. Chana has been a Member of Parliament since 2010.
Dip. Stolbizer is an Argentinean lawyer and politician for Generation for a National Encounter.
Sen. Destexhe is a member of the liberal Reformist Movement. He represented Belgium in the World Economic Forum, served as Secretary-General of Médecins Sans Frontières from 1991-1995, President of the International Crisis Group from 1997-1999, and President of Parliamentarians for Global Action from 2006 -2007. In 2016, Senator Destexhe was elected Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
Dip. Monge is a Costa Rican lawyer and politician for the National Liberation Party.
Dip. Bisonó is a politician for the Social Christian Reformist Party, and he has been Second Vice President of the Dominican-Haitian Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Lochbihler is foreign affairs and human rights spokeswoman for Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance in the European Parliament. She served as Secretary General of the German section of Amnesty International from 1999-2009. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights.
Ms. Owusu-Ekuful is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician for the New Patriotic Party.
Mr. Segaran is a Malaysian politician and National Vice-Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in the Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition.
Dr. Benabdessadeq is a Moroccan politician for the Justice & Development Party. He is the former Chair of the Justice and Human Rights Committee in the Moroccan Parliament.
Mr. Sio is a New Zealand politician for the Labour Party. He is a memeber of the Law and Order Committee and Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs.
Hon. Qamar is a senior statesman and politician for the Pakistan Peoples Party. He is the former Defence Minister of Pakistan.
Ms. Cederfelt is a Swedish politician for the Moderate Party. She is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters degree in Social Science. She is currently Deputy Chair of OSCE, Member of Committee on Foreign Affairs and Alternate Member of Committee on European Affairs. She has been a member of the Swedish parliament since 1999.
Dip. Bertha Sanseverino is a Uruguayan politician belonging to the Frente Amplio. She is president of the Commission on Health and Social Welfare in the House of Representatives and member of the Commission on Population and Development and Housing, Planning and the Environment.