• 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.

  • On this International Women's Day, we are proud to announce that the League has been chosen to partner with the U.S. Government as its 2012 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative NGO partner. "The League is proud to serve as the civil society partner alongside the U.S. and Tunisian governments and the NGO partner in Tunisia to contribute our experience to the themes and agendas that will be discussed in these important meetings," said Elisabeth MacNamara. Read more about this exciting work here.

  • 9th Forum for the Future for North Africa, Levant, and Gulf Countries (BMENA)

    League of Women Voters Will Serve as U.S. NGO Partner in Initiative

  • Over 100 persons overflowed the Hardin Room at Church Center in New York City on Monday, February 27, to attend the League of Women Voters workshop on "Empowering Women Politically to Eradicate Poverty."  Diana Perez spoke eloquently about the slow progress for women in politics in Colombia; Begona Lasagabaster of UN WOMEN spoke about the exciting and difficult mandate UN WOMEN has ahead; and Zaida Arguedas spoke about the need to work strategically and cooperatively at the grassroots level to achiev
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    Good afternoon, good afternoon. Thank you, Melanne for that very kind introduction, and for your extraordinary leadership, in a rather short tenure, you have already improved the lives of women not just in the United States, but of course, around the world. So thank you— for everything that you do each and every day.

    I also want to thank Ambassador DiCarlo for welcoming us here today, of course my dear friend Susan Rice for her extraordinary leadership here at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

  • 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. The conference, Women in the Americas: Paths to Political Power, was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the United States, PROLEAD of the Inter-American Development Bank, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Organization of American States Summits of the Americas Secretariat.

  • At a recent presentation by the Special Advisor to Executive Coordinator of UNCSD 2012 Rio+20, the following information was shared:

  • It is extremely important to alert the public about the scourge of child trafficking happening all over the world including in the United States.

  • On Monday, January 23, 2012, Houda Zaibi, Vice President of the Ligue des electrices tunnisienes (LET) spoke to staff and members of the League of Women Voters of the United states about the recent elections in Tunisia and about the work being carried out by the members of LET.

    Houda explained that LET was the first civil society organization in Tunisia to be credited as an official election observer by the Tunisia’s election commission, the Instance Supérieure Indépendante pour les Élections (ISIE).

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