• The Broader Middle East and North Africa nations include Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, West Bank/Gaza and Yemen.

  • I am sure many of you are wondering what does it mean to be the G8-BMENA NGO partner of the United States. Since the announcement of the selection of the League as the US NGO partner, I have been leading a team of three (myself included) in discussions about what our role should be.

  • The UN held a day long conference April 3, 2012 on fighting human trafficking.  Of special interest were expert panelists representing the UN, business, academia and the media.  The League's UN Observers were there and was the only NGO that was invited to make a statement, "Thank you for the opportunity to speak.  I'd like to echo the comments of Prof.

  • Leagues from New Castle (NY) and from New Jersey visit the UN.  Mary Fox, Judy Schachter and Jennifer Mebes Flagg arranged the lecture and tour.  For more information on visiting the UN with the League, please contact unobserver@lwv.org.


  • The President of the General Assembly, Group of Friends United Against Human Trafficking, and UN Office on Drugs and Crime invite you to the UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE ON PREVENTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROTECTION OF ITS VICTIMS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

    APRIL 3, 2012

    10AM - 1PM


    3PM - 6 PM




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  • The League of Women Voters and the Inter-American Dialogue are organizing a conference to address the growing role of women in positions of leadership in judicial branches across the region – as prominent attorneys general, prosecutors, supreme and superior court judges, ministers of justice, and top flight lawyers leading the charge for judicial and other reforms. These women often spearhead transparency initiatives in their countries and are responsible for bringing human rights abusers to justice where impunity previously prevailed.

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  • UN Observer, Rosalee Keech, delivered her annual report to the LWVUS Board of Directors at a luncheon held in Washington, DC, March 24, 2012. Please check the report below.

  • Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, has just released the 2012 Annual Report on the state of the world's efforts to eradicate violence against children.  Ms. Santos Pais and her staff are working with the League's UN Observers in a project to bring awareness of trafficking of minors during major sporting events. 


  • Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director, speaks about the Role of Women as Activists, March 10, 2012.

  • Over 150 women from different cities in Serbia - all - leaders in different professions convened in Belgrade on March 9, 10 and 11 to discuss how to lead the way for positive change in Serbia. The official opening took place March 9th at the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia hosted by the speaker of the National Assembly, Prof. Dr. Slavica Dukic Dejanovic and attended by the U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, H. E. Mary Burce Warlick and Elizabeth Sullivan, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State.