A small group of distinguished women political leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States met at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, for a roundtable discussion on the dramatic advances achieved by women seeking public office in the past ten years—and the challenges currently facing women in electoral politics. The conference, Women in the Americas: Paths to Political Power, was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the United States, PROLEAD of the Inter-American Development Bank, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Organization of American States Summits of the Americas Secretariat.
by Odetta MacLeish-White and Zaida Arguedas
Recent advances in women’s political participation are heralded and viewed in a historical context. Highlighted is the successful March 2007 LWVUS cosponsored forum, “Women in the Americas: Paths to Political Power.”