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. As a result of the 84 visit and after an intense 9-hour session the foundation for a new nongovernmental organization was agreed upon and la Ligue des électrices tunisiennes (LTW) was created in September 2011.