The League works with activists and nongovernmental organizations abroad in efforts to improve transparency, accountability and good governance worldwide.
  • In 2011 the League of Women Voters, in partnership with the Leagues of St. Paul, MN; Baltimore County, MD; White Bear Lake Area, MN and Door County, WI organized hosting programs on the theme of Accountable Governance with subthemes on Municipal Governance, Elections, and Media and Participatory Government. During the year 24 visitors from Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Tajikistan were hosted for one week of intense programming on the themes.

  • The League of Women Voters was invited by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to meet with 20-30 women activists on how to work effectively on issues of importance to women during the transition period to democracy.  Zaida Arguedas, the League's Deputy Executive Director and Senior Director of its Global Democracy Program was asked to lead this effort.

  • On July 26, 2011, the League's Deputy Executive Director was interviewed in Cairo by Nile International TV in its morning breakfast show.

  • Washington, DC --The League of Women Voters Education Fund announced today that Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director and Senior Director of Global Democracy Programs will travel to Egypt later this week to address women’s rights in advance of the upcoming elections.

  • In May 2011 Deputy Executive Director Zaida Arguedas traveled to Tunisia at the invitation of a group of concerned women. The goals of the visit were to meet the stakeholders concerned and interested in actively engaged in activities to promote democracy in Tunisia. During the visit Zaida Arguedas was introduced to some of the potential association partners and completed a series of workshops and discussions with the founders, board members and experts to learn from the experiences of the League both in the United States and abroad.

  • The League was thrilled to share its year-long 90th Anniversary celebration with its valued partners around the world by holding a series of events celebrating and promoting women's leadership, elections, and good governance and transparency. Events began in August, 2010 and concluded in April, 2011.


  • The Gender Department of the University of La Havana (Catedra de la Mujer) organized the VIII International Conference "Women in the XXI Century" in La Habana between from May 16-19, 2011. The official opening took place on Monday, May 16 at 2:00 pm in the Aula Magna de la Universidad de la Habana; the work program took place in the Hotel Nacional.

  • The League of Women Voters and its partners Espaço Mulher and Fundación Mujeres por Colombia just concluded the Legislative Fellows Program (LFP) that over the course of two years involved 22 fellows from Colombia and Brazil; 15 fellows and 21 mentors from the United States, 20 hosting families and 24 hosting coordinators in 12 cities.

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    The League of Women Voters’ work in Latin America began in 1922.  At that time, the League expanded its fight for women’s rights by convening a Pan American Conference in Baltimore, MD and extending an invitation to twenty-two delegates from Latin American nations. During the subsequent decades League volunteers have worked with emerging civic leaders in Latin America to share resources and skills in grassroots organization and activism.

  • December 9, 2010

    The Honorable Harry Reid
    The Honorable Richard Durbin
    The Honorable Charles Schumer
    United States Senate
    Washington, DC 20510

    Dear Senators Reid, Durbin and Schumer:

    Failure to act on the New START treaty this year would undermine the country’s national security interests, as both our military leadership and numerous former Republican officials have noted.