• The General Assembly, meeting over two weeks, is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative forum of the United Nations (UN). Comprising all 193 members of the UN, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the charter.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office Building in London

    The League team that worked on the 9th Forum for the Future program recently traveled to the United Kingdom with a colleague from the U.S. Department of State to meet with the newly appointed 2013 G8 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) team. The United Kingdom has assumed the 2013 G8 presidency and has selected the Arab Republic of Egypt to co-lead the BMENA Initiative.

  • 2012 G8 BMENA Initiative's 9th Forum of the Future: NGO organizers from the League of Women Voters of the United States and the Association des Responsables de Formation et de Gestion Humaine dans les Entreprises pose with civil society and private sector participants at the conclusion of the 9th Forum for the Future.

    As a champion of women’s suffrage and a key player active in international affairs, the League is pleased today to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD), an annual occasion that honors the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

  • As part of a two-day program with women judges from Latin America and the Caribbean - Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Peru, and the United States - on the afternoon of February 26 the participants and the organizers met with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In her comments to the group Justice Ginsburg strongly stressed her conviction that diversity on the bench - in this particular case gender diversity - is a must. In fact, Justice Ginsburg indicated that it was President Carter who had the vision to realize that the U.S.
  • Over the past 12 years, the League of Women Voters has worked tirelessly for to ensure that the U.S. Judiciary is fair, impartial and more diverse. In fact, following the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U. S. Supreme Court in 2009, the League began a concerted effort to promote the importance of diversity in the courts as a means to protect and preserve the trust in the court system.

  • On Wednesday, February 27th, in Washington, DC, nine women judges from Guyana, Colombia, Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States will discuss three issues:  (1) how are women's rights being addressed by the courts in the Americas; (2) the importance of strengthening diversity in the judicial systems; and (3) the role of international law in promoting women's rights.

    The panelists are:

  • Women of the World 11th Annual Awards Luncheon co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Calvert County, Maryland and the Commission for Women of Calvert County. Speaker: Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director, League of Women Voters of the United States
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    2013-03-16 14:30:00
    End Event: 
    2013-03-16 18:00:00
  • The upcoming conference “Women and the Rule of Law: A View from the Americas,” is jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Inter-American Dialogue, and International Association of Women Judges. The two-day conference will take place in Washington DC, on February 26 to 27, 2013. 

    Begin Event: 
    2013-02-27 13:30:00
    End Event: 
    2013-02-27 22:30:00
  • Happy Holidays from LWVUS Staff

    2012 was a busy year.

  • Since 2004, the outset of the G8 BMENA Initiative, civil society participants from the region have held a "parallel" meeting concurrent with the meetings of the Forum. The 2012 Civil Society Preparatory Meeting, which included for the first time the participation of the private sector, was called to order at 9:00 am on Tuesday, December 11, under the leadership of the League of Women Voters and its Tunisian partners, ARFORGHE and the Tunisian American Chamber of Commerce.

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