The League is frequently asked to organize short and long term programs in different parts of the world building on our core competencies which include: elections and election processes, women as leaders, accountability and transparency, and grassroots advocacy.
  • On August 27, 2010, American Councils in Baku organized a round table discussion and reception to bring together Open World Leadership Center (OWLC) alumni hosted by the League of Women Voters. Event participants were Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director, Xandra Kayden, former LWVUS Board member, Terry R. Davidson, Public Affairs Officer of the U.S.

  • On August 2010 Kay Maxwell (former president of the League of Women Voters), Xandra Kayden (former board member of the League ) and Zaida Arguedas (the League’s deputy executive director)  traveled to Baku and Ganja, to be part of an international conference entitled "The Role of Women in Electoral Activities." The conference was a multi-country effort led by Dr.

    Martha Patzer
    (202) 263-1332

    August 4, 2010

    League Celebrates 90th Anniversary Around the World

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Women Voters of the U.S. is co-hosting a series of events with valued partners around the world to celebrate its 90th Anniversary.

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    April 1, 2010 202-263-1332

  • Meeting with Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY)
    Meeting with Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY)

    The League of Women Voters organized a Study Tour in Washington DC for the newly formed Clean Community Coalition of Southern Armenia.  The tour for five Armenians took place in September 2009 to illustrate through meetings and site visits how trash collection, landfills, and other waste management issues are handled in the United States.  The participants also used this opportunity to deepen their knowledge and hone their advocacy skills.

  • The League of Women Voters has hosted delegations of Russians in the United States as part of the Open World Leadership Center (OWLC) since 2005.  From May 11th - May 23rd, 2009, a League delegation traveled throughout Russia to the cities of Moscow, Kaluga, and St. Petersburg to visit with local partners and with twenty three former participants of the hosting program.

  • League of Women Voters staff, Zaida Arguedas and Manuela Campbell, interviewed by the "Voice of Russia" on May 26, 2009. Audio MP3 is available here:

  • In 2007 a small group of distinguished women political leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States met at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, for a roundtable discussion on the dramatic advances achieved by women seeking public office in the past ten years—and the challenges currently facing women in electoral politics.

  • In 2005 the League of Women Voters in partnership with the National Council of Women of Kenya began a two-year program to strengthen democracy and democratic practices in Kenya.  Kenyans Working Together for Good Governance: Civil Society, Government, and Members of Parliament was designed to ignite an effective engagement among members of parliament, appointed district commissioners, and members of local civil society groups. The League and the National Council began working together in 1999 during the League's program Woman Power in Politics: Building Grassroots Democracy in Africa.

  • After traveling to Yerevan to attend the international conference "The Role of NGOs in the Public Policy Process" and after listening to the needs identified by local participants, the League submitted in August 2007 a concept paper recommending that local Armenian nongovernmental organizations be coached on effective advocacy skills.