• 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:

  • 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 22:30:00
  • I recently attended the Council of Leaders of the League of Women Voters of Florida “Viva La Liga” in Tampa, Florida, and was privileged to also sit in on the Board of Directors meeting. This year’s Council focused on the Cuban experience. Eighty-four League members attended the two day Council.

  • The League of Women Voters of Florida, Oxfam Canada and the Global Democracy Programs of the League of Women Voters Education Fund have joined efforts to organize "Un dialogo entre mujeres: Cuba" (A Dialogue Among Women: Cuba). This dialogue will take place in Tampa, Florida on Friday, May 11 at 12:00 pm in the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. The idea for this dialogue arose from the ongoing efforts of the LWVF's program "Sisters Across the Straits" and the LWVEF's ongoing efforts to highlight the importance of women in areas of decision-making. Our two guests from Cuba are Dr.

  • 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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    2012-09-12 04:00:00
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    2012-09-13 18:10:00
  • In the spirit of cooperation with women groups in Cuba, the League of Women Voters of Education Fund and the League of Women Voters of Florida are sponsoring "People to People" trips to Cuba to enable League members to learn about the country’s history, culture and social structure, and forge relationships with civic organizations and academicians at the University of Havana. The League certifies that the trips are in compliance with the license granted by the U.S.

  • 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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