• 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:

  • A selection of photographs from the events of the 2012 G8 Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative is now available on the League of Women Voters Flickr site.

  • 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
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    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. 

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    2013-02-27 13:30:00
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    2013-02-27 22:30:00
  • The League of Women Voters has received approval to organize a parallel NGO forum during the 57th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that will take place in New York.  Implenting Laws Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls-Successfully will feature Dr. Bea Hanson, Acting Director, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, Dr. H. B.

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    2013-03-05 19:30:00
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    2013-03-05 22:00:00
  • The League joined over 100 organizations in sending a letter to the U.S. Senate urging ratification of the convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

  • Happy Holidays from LWVUS Staff

    2012 was a busy year.

  • Here is a selection of English-language press coverage for the 9th Forum for the Future: