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Webinar: Advancing Women’s Rights, Peace, and Political Participation Globally(Comments Off on Webinar: Advancing Women’s Rights, Peace, and Political Participation Globally)

May 17, 2016

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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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 […]

Urge President Obama to Make History By Visiting the Hiroshima Memorial

President Obama has the chance to make history by becoming the first U.S. President to visit nuclear ground zero when he is in Japan during the G7 Summit on May 26 and 27. On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States ushered in the nuclear age when it dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, […]

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 […]


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