Webinar: Advancing Women’s Rights, Peace, and Political Participation Globally
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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 laws are passed to protect women’s rights and countries experience higher standards of living and more sustainable peace.
In 2014, Tanya Henderson, an international human rights and gender lawyer focused on advancing the rights of women and women's role in peace-building, founded Mina’s List:Empowering women’s political leadership globally to realize women’s equal and substantive representation in national governments around the world.
In this webinar, learn more about the current state of women's political representation in national governments globally, the barriers to women's political representation, why we need more women in politics, and what organizations like WAND and Mina's List are doing to help women overcome the barriers to women's increased political representation.
Tanya Henderson is an international human rights and gender lawyer focused on advancing the rights of women and women's role in peace-building (WPS agenda) through U.S. policy, the United Nations, international multi-lateral agencies and civil society, and coalition building among global women political leaders. Prior to starting Mina's List, Tanya was the Policy Director for Women's Action for New Directions, (WAND) where she helped draft the Women, Peace and Security Act of 2013 and lobbied for women’s equal role in all U.S. diplomatic, development and defense-related work in conflict-affected environments.