The first UNDEF-funded Women Leadership School – one of four planned worldwide – was launched by the Women’s Democracy Network in Tbilisi, Georgia on 27-29 January. The 25 students, aged 19 to 35, include journalists, political party activists, university students and civil society representatives. A student mentor from the group was selected to help conduct the next Georgia session in the next few months in Kutaisi, providing an immediate opportunity to use the leadership skills she learned during the January training. The other three UNDEF-funded Women Leadership Schools will be in Bangladesh, Cameroon and Guatemala. Through a unique leadership development curriculum, the programme will build the capacity of women to participate in the democratic political development and governance of their countries.