Women and Foreign Policy: Election Season
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST
Location: Department of State
With more than 70 elections taking place in 2015, there’s never been a better time to examine women’s roles in politics. The success stories from around the globe show the power of women’s participation, while, in far too many elections, we also see the barriers holding back women and the communities they know and represent.
As part of the Women and Foreign Policy series, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell convened experts, politicians, and practitioners on Thursday, November 12 to discuss the global state of women in politics and explore the best ways to empower women in elections.
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Featured speakers included:
- Michelle Bekkering, International Republican Institute
- Naheed Farid, Member of Afghanistan Parliament
- Sayida Ounissi, Member of Tunisia Parliament
- Sandra Pepera, National Democratic Institute
- Debra Zimmerman, Women Make Movies
Women and Foreign Policy: Election Season was the second event in a series of meetings hosted by Ambassador Russell. The Women and Foreign Policy series looks at the relationship between gender inequality and foreign policy, with a focus on solutions and best practices.