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Organizations of interest

  • Canadian Women Voters Congress – a nonpartisan, grass roots organization, dedicated to encouraging all Canadian women to become strong, effective voices at all levels of government. In order to affect the direction of governmental policies and action, a significant, resonant, influential presence is essential. The Congress is working to balance the scales of political representation and to hold all parties accountable for including women in the decision-making process. The Congress also manages a Women’s Campaign School.
  • Celebrating Women’s Achievements – Library and Archives Canada – covers arts, sport, activism, politics, etc.
  • Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics (CAWP) – Formed in October 2000, the Centre is based in the School of Politics and International Studies in Queen’s University Belfast. They aim to foster an appreciation of women’s contribution to politics, government and public decision making in the UK and Ireland .
  • Equal Voice – A group of women and men, deeply concerned about Canadian politics, have formed a multi-partisan action committee devoted to the still-bold idea that more women must be elected to every level of government in Canada . Many members are elected representatives at the federal, provincial or municipal levels, and some are cabinet ministers. Group is multipartisan and includes representatives of the major political parties–an advantage when pushing our political leaders to promote the nomination of more women for political office.
  • Fair Vote Canada is a multi-partisan citizens’ campaign for voting system reform. Canadians from all points on the political spectrum, all regions and all walks of life are joining FVC to demand a fair voting system – a fundamental requirement for healthy representative democracy and government accountability.
  • Getting to the Gate – Equal Voice’s online campaign school is made possible through financial support from Status of Women Canada and the work of many volunteers and contributors.
  • HBR Blog Network Women Networks inadvertently (or manipulatively, depending on the company) marginalize women into a separate group from the one currently in power. And keep them there.
  • Inter-parliamentary Union – Democracy through Partnership Between Men and Women in Politics. The IPU, established in 1889 is the international organization of Parliaments of sovereign States. The Union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.
  • Liberal International is the world federation of liberal political parties. Founded in 1947, it has become a pre-eminent network for liberal parties and for the strengthening of liberal democracy around the world.
  • National Democratic Institute – Women’s Participation. Support for increased participation of women in political and civic leadership is consistent with NDI’s mandate to strengthen the inclusive nature and representative character of democratic institutions worldwide.
  • National Organization for Women (NOW) – Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
  • New Organizing Institute Trains organizers to build and manage effective movements by integrating tried-and-true community organizing, cutting-edge digital strategy, and data-driven decision making. We provide free access to revolutionary tools, technologies, and research to help campaigns reach the next level. And we build a community of practice that connects organizers across issues, creating a more integrated, more diverse, and more dynamic movement for change.
  • Still Counting is a short and accessible account of why scholars and activists continue to count the number of women elected to Canada’s legislatures. The book demonstrates that, by any measure, women are only halfway to equal. Authors Linda Trimble and Jane Arscott argue that an “electoral glass ceiling” is keeping women at or below the 25 per cent mark, restricting women to less than half of the seats that would be theirs in a democracy committed to balanced, equitable and fair representation. Moreover, little is being done to address this ongoing democratic deficit. Despite drawbacks, such as the “revolving door” for female party leaders and continued sexism in legislatures, women can, and do, make a difference in politics. That’s why it’s important to elect many more, and more diverse, women to Canada’s parliament and legislatures.
  • Summer Institute for Future Legislators Simulation on August 8-11th simulation.
  • The White House Project – The White House Project aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors—up to the U.S. presidency—by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women.
  • Win with Women – Global Action Plan to Strengthen Political Parties – National Democratic Institute
  • Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) – The Democratic Party – The WLF’s mission is to energize, empower and engage Democratic women in the political process so that they take an active role in the Democratic Party.
  • Women’s eNews – U.S. based, the definitive source of substantive news–unavailable anywhere else–covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women’s perspectives on public policy. It enhances women’s ability to define their own lives and to participate fully in every sector of human endeavor.