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In honor of Women’s History Month, VoteRiders’ Digital Communications Coordinator Erin Carden spoke with Jessica Jones Caparell, Director of Government Affairs at the League of Women Voters, about the tremendous power women continue to bring to the ballot box and the steps the League is taking in partnership with VoteRiders to make sure their voices are heard this election season and beyond.


This blog highlights the work being done by an international cadre of women: the Women and Gender Constituency, one of nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Stand up to violence against women and girls by participating in the UN's #16DaysofActivism!

Little did I guess when I agreed to represent the League of Women Voters of the United States at the United Nations that it would be such a fulfilling 20 years. 

One of my primary memories that sticks with me is that of our work at the Beijing Women’s Conference, a conference convened by the UN in 1995 to achieve global gender equality. 

International Day of the Girl Child is a day to acknowledge and raise awareness that no nation in the entire world has achieved equality for women or girls.

What can you do on this International Day of the Girl Child 2023 to advocate for girls’ peace, security, education, safety, equality, web access, and full human rights, and how can you participate in this day’s events from wherever you are? 

While Congress is home on the August recess, negotiations are continuing on the final budget for the fiscal year. Oftentimes, negotiators use riders on the budget to appease either side to move forward on the main bill. This blog will dive into the threat these riders pose and what they mean for DC’s future. 

The United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women's rights, documenting the reality of women's lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. 

Over one-third of the food produced in the US is never consumed — it is wasted. Food waste means all resources to grow the food are also wasted — energy, labor, water, and fertilizers. The energy loss alone is enough to power 50 million homes annually.  

Since its Founding in 1945, the United Nations (UN) has played a role in advancing international peace and harmony. The League of Women Voters (LWV) has had “Observer” status at the UN from it’s the UN’s 1945 inception, since major LWV goals such as improving governance and the rights of women are inextricably linked to the security and well-being of peoples everywhere.  

This blog explores UN Observer Paulette Austin's experience promoting equality within and without the US.

While the digital age brings opportunity, it also brings the risk of disparity. For example, did you know that of the total workers in artificial intelligence, only 22 percent are women? And amid a global analysis of 133 artificial intelligence industries, it was found that 44.2 percent demonstrated gender bias?

Here are ways to create a better digital world for women and girls.