Whether you are looking for an organization to support, running for office, interested in the state of gender equity around the world or just looking for some inspiration, look no further.

Empowering Information

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Mina's List

Mina’s List was established in 2014 to realize women’s equal (50%) and substantive political representation in national governments around the world. Substantive representation means that elected women politicians are willing and able to advocate for women’s interests in the political arena.

Mina’s List provides the necessary tools and resources to empower women who aim to run for political office and commit to advance women’s rights in the political sphere.

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Barbara Lee Foundation: Campaign Essentials

The essential guide for women by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.

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The Brown Girls Guide to Politics: Resources

"If you are a woman of color that wants to make a career in politics, wants to support women of color in politics, or just like politics, we hope that you will find this blog useful."

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Women's Leadership Organizations

Listed compilations of organizations and institutions with a primary or related focus on women’s leadership in political life and public service.

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UN WOMEN: Get Involved

Take part in one of UN Women’s campaigns or professional networks; raise awareness on social media; or donate to help us achieve our mission. Your voice matters. Your actions make it real.

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iKNOW Politics: Library

Equitable participation of women in politics and government is essential for building and sustaining democracy. Although they comprise over 50 percent of the world’s population, women continue to be under-represented as voters, political leaders and elected officials.

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Gender on the Ballot: Resources

Resources from the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the Women & Politics Institute at American University include must-know research on women running for office, as well as original polling related to the 2020 elections.

Running for Office

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Emily's List

We ignite change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office.

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Emerge America

We inspire women to run, we hone their skills to win.

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Wilson Center: Global Women's Leadership Initiative

The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) at the Wilson Center is a unique platform for promoting enduring balance in leadership roles –equipping women with the skills and tools they need to lead, helping to build lasting mentorships between current and emerging leaders, raising the profile of critical issues across all sectors, and advancing inclusive policies and research.

Organizations

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Women's Campaign International

Women's Campaign International is a renowned NGO working with individuals and communities throughout the world founded in 1998 by Emmy-winning reporter and U.S. Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies.

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Women Political Leaders

The Women Political Leaders (WPL) is the global network of female politicians. The mission of WPL is to increase both the number and the influence of women in political leadership positions.

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Drexel University: Vision 2020

Vision 2020 is a national coalition of individuals and organizations in all 50 states working together for women's economic, political and social equality in the United States. The Vision 2020 initiative was founded and is administered by Drexel University's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership.

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Moremi Initiative

“Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa strives to engage, inspire and equip young women and girls to become the next generation of leading politicians, activists, social entrepreneurs and change agents: Leaders who can transform and change institutions that legitimize and perpetuate discrimination against women. We firmly believe that the full and active participation of women in leadership is a pre-requisite for positive change and development in Africa.”

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Women's Foreign Policy Group

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group advances women’s leadership in international affairs and amplifies their voices through substantive global issue discussions and mentoring. Founded over 20 years ago, WFPG works tirelessly to expand the foreign policy dialogue across political divides and generations, and to support women at every stage of their careers.

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The Women Worldwide Initiative

The mission of The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) is to empower women and girls living in the poorest and most marginalized conditions to strengthen their agency and improve their well-being. TWWI’s flagship mentorship program and small-scale international development projects are dedicated to poverty eradication through youth development, educational, and gender-sensitive empowerment programming for women and girls in impoverished communities domestically and internationally.

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Center for Women & Democracy

The Center for Women & Democracy was founded to advance women’s leadership, participation, and representation in local and global affairs.

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Women Deliver

Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment – political and financial – in the lives of girls and women worldwide.

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Women's Alliance for Knowledge Exchange

WAKE's mission is to accelerate and amplify the work of women's rights and social justice leaders and their organizations. We do this by connecting them with teams of volunteer advisors from top companies who provide hands-on project work, feedback, and training on technology tools and platforms.

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Empower Women

We are dedicated to empowering women to achieve their full economic potential by inspiring both women and men to become advocates, change makers and leaders in their community. We equip them with resources, opportunities and a global platform that facilitates networking, learning and sharing of experiences.

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Women's March Global

Our mission is to mobilise and assemble the most impactful actions to defend women’s human rights globally.

Podcasts

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Fatima's Hand: Women on the Frontline

Season 3, Episode 7: Challenging Rigid Gender Roles in Turkey by Being a Bit Naughty

Movies

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MAKERS: Women in Politics

WOMEN IN POLITICS profiles the long, slow fight for female political representation over the last century, from the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013. The program includes many trailblazing leaders, including the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, and the first Muslim-American woman elected to the Michigan House. Narrated by Alfre Woodard.