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Webinar: Advancing Women’s Rights, Peace, and Political Participation Globally

May 17, 2016 • Category: Events, WAND Blog Posts, Women Peace and Security

Webinar: Advancing Women’s Rights, Peace, and Political Participation Globally Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:00pm EDT Despite comprising over 50 percent of the world’s population, women continue to be notably underrepresented in politics, and gender inequality remains prevalent in all sectors of society worldwide. Yet, research shows that when women are empowered as political leaders, more […]

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A New Set of Election Resources»

Election Resources

Election season is upon us. Please vote and encourage others to vote. To check your voter registration status and other voting information please see the link below. Register to vote here! Resources USA.gov’s voter resources, including register to vote.  Vote411.org, has helpful information on upcoming elections and voter registration. Calendar for elections. The Elections Assistance Commission […]

Budget Priorities»

Webinar: Advancing the Status of Women in the South

Webinar: Advancing the Status of Women in the South Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 3pm EDT The southern United States is a dynamic and influential region marked by innovation and economic opportunities for women, yet it is also a region where inequalities persist and many women—especially women of color and those who are immigrants—face challenges such […]

Candidates»

New Candidate Endorsements

WAND, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent endorsement of these strong women candidates for U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Please join us in supporting these women on their way to leadership at the tables of power in Washington.   Angie Craig Angie Craig is running for Minnesota’s 2nd District House seat, one of the […]

Congress Meets Community»

Perspectives from Rep. Cindy Rosenwald (NH-30)

Congress Meets Community Over the August Congressional recess, NH State Rep. Cindy Rosenwald met with New Hampshire’s Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster. She discussed priority issues for WAND, including excessive Pentagon spending that has ripple effects in NH because of a shrinking federal budget and strains on the state’s […]

Events»

Webinar: Advancing Women’s Rights, Peace, and Political Participation Globally

Webinar: Advancing Women’s Rights, Peace, and Political Participation Globally Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:00pm EDT Despite comprising over 50 percent of the world’s population, women continue to be notably underrepresented in politics, and gender inequality remains prevalent in all sectors of society worldwide. Yet, research shows that when women are empowered as political leaders, more […]

Iran»

WAND Hails Iran Deal “Implementation Day”

The most important diplomatic agreement in decades begins to yield real, concrete results. Today, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran has completed its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement between Iran and the six international powers (U.S., UK, France, Germany Russia, and China) to ensure Iran’s […]

Nuclear Weapons»

WAND Applauds President Obama’s Plan to Make Historic Hiroshima Visit

May 10, 2016 – Today, the White House announced that President Obama will visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park while in Japan for the G7 Summit on May 26 and 27. Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) applauds President Obama’s historic decision to become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima. In the words of […]

Voices from WAND and WiLL»

Guest Commentary: Guest Commentary: End Endless War and Waste

by Jennifer Schultz, Minnesota State Representative (District 07A) I would like to thank Congressman Rick Nolan for urging Congress to do its part to change the failed U.S. policy in the Middle East and end 15 years of continual war [“America’s ‘perpetual war’ in the Middle East must end,” October 10]. Indeed, the United States […]

WAND Action Opportunities»

New Toolkit: Women, Peace, and Security

For fall 2015 the Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security has released a new toolkit for the Women, Peace, and Security Act. This is a product of collaboration by Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), Futures Without Violence, and Women for Women International. Download the toolkit here.

WAND Blog Posts»

Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado

by Lila O’Brien-Milne, WAND Women, Peace, and Security Fellow Colorado has been a trailblazing state for women in politics. The Colorado state legislature has the highest percentage of women in the nation, 42%. In 1893, women in Colorado were the first to win suffrage through a popular vote, and in 1894 three women were elected […]

WAND Chapter News»

Georgia WAND meets with Congressman Hank Johnson

Thank you to Georgia WAND for providing this great report on their recent trip to see Congressman Hank Johnson! Read more about all of their work at www.gawand.org. On Thursday, April 4, Georgia WAND and constituents from Georgia’s fourth Congressional District met with Congressman Hank Johnson. In attendance were Georgia WAND member and former DeKalb […]

WAND in the Press»

Press Release: Shut Down the Shutdown

  100 Women State Legislators Gather in DC to Call on Congress to “Shut Down the Shutdown” Government shutdown would hurt elderly, children and veteran constituents For Immediate Release: Date: September 30, 2013 Contact: Jessie Calkins, Communications Officer Phone: (781) 643-6740 Email: jcalkins@wand.org WASHINGTON, DC– With a government shutdown imminent, one hundred women legislators and […]

WAND News»

Statement on Paris and Beirut

At WAND our hearts are breaking as we bear witness to terror and violent extremism taking innocent lives around the world. We were struck with shock as we watched the news of attacks in Paris, Beirut, Baghdad, and the downed Russian aircraft. It reminded us too much of the horror and fear that gripped us, […]

WAND's Sayre Sheldon Speaks»

Sayre Speaks: Diplomacy is the Right Choice But Are We Choosing It?

by Sayre Sheldon, President Emerita WAND worked hard and successfully for the Iran Agreement. Our recent Conference in D.C. celebrated a victory, heard from several of the women who helped negotiate the agreement and we personally thanked our Congressional representatives who supported it. Since then we have seen a Middle East increasingly burning, with bombs, missiles, […]

WAND/WiLL Women in Profile»

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

U.S. Senate, New Hampshire U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a champion for WAND’s peace and security issues, is in a tough re-election fight in New Hampshire against former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. In 2011, Sen. Shaheen was the Torchbearer recipient at the WAND/WiLL Biennial Conference, and she is an original co-sponsor of the Women, Peace, and […]

Women Peace and Security»

Important Steps: A Big Moment for Women, Peace, and Security in Congress

by Lila O’Brien-Milne, WAND Women, Peace, and Security Fellow On Tuesday, March 22, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held the first-ever full committee hearing on the role of women in peace and security. The Committee heard testimony from Monica McWilliams, Professor of Women’s Studies at the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University and signatory […]

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