To honor the approaching centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women’s suffrage, Representation 2020 works to raise awareness of the under-representation of women in elected office, to strengthen coalitions that are supportive of measures to increase women's representation, and to highlight the often-overlooked structural barriers to achieving gender parity in American elections. We advance our 2020 Pledge for those willing to commit to changes in rules and practices that will improve women's representation in elected office and promote the inclusion of more female voices in the political sphere. We sponsor events highlighting these changes and release an annual report called The State of Women’s Representation: American Women in Elected Office and Prospects for Change.
Our research and advocacy focus on three structural reforms:
1. New party rules to ensure that political parties recruit and nominate more women candidates
2. The adoption of fair voting plans (proportional voting) with multi-member districts to increase the likelihood of women running for and winning elected office
3. Gender-conscious legislative practices to ensure that the legislative process is not biased against women.
Representation 2020 is a project of FairVote, a non-profit, non-partisan electoral reform organization. Its Leadership Circle includes eminent scholars and national and grassroots leaders, including Marie Wilson, founder of the White House Project; Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders; and Jamie Raskin, a Maryland State Senator and professor at American University Washington College of Law. - See more at: http://www.representation2020.com/about.html#sthash.cEK7O6gW.dpuf
Day of the Girl
The Day of the Girl Summit brings girls and girl-serving organizations together to celebrate theInternational Day of the Girl. The Summit has become a movement; a year-long, action-oriented virtual platform for change makers to leverage community resources in support the advancement of girls’ human rights. This year, thousands more of girls, boys, adults, teachers, leaders, politicians and hundreds more of organizations, will show their support for the celebration of the unique and special role girls play in the world.
Day of the Girl
The Day of the Girl is a response to an urgent problem facing our world today: the neglect and devaluation of girls around the world. On October 11 of every year, we see dynamic groups across the world (led by girls, of course) acting to highlight, discuss, celebrate and ultimately advance girls’ lives and opportunities across the globe. When girls come together to talk about what really matters to us, we can teach ourselves and other people–adults, boys, and other girls all across the world–new ways of thinking about gender issues, which will help us take action to change the status quo.
October 11 is not just a day; it’s a movement.A worldwide revolution.
The Day of the Girl is bigger than one issue, one organization, one country, and even the day itself. It is a yearly reflection of what we’ve done and what we need to keep doingto fully achieve gender equality everywhere.
She Should Run
She Should Run is dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of women in public leadership by eliminating and overcoming barriers to success.
Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of aspiring and early career women lawyers. Ms. JD is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of law students and recent graduates and supported by a small group of independent contractors. Founded at Stanford Law School in 2006 by a group of female law students from Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley), Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard, NYU, Stanford, UCLA, UT Austin, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and Yale, Ms. JD is a 501(c)(3) incorporated in California.
Serving as a unique nexus between the profession and the pipeline of diverse attorneys, Ms. JD’s online community provides a forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and law students. With campus chapters throughout the nation, Ms. JD is also home to the National Women Law Students’ Organization. Ms. JD celebrates women’s achievements, addresses remaining challenges, and facilitates continued progress by bringing legal practitioners and law students together to share in an ongoing conversation about gender issues in law school and the profession.
Girls Incorporated is a national youth organization dedicated to “inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.” Girls Inc. educational modules are presented at schools, faith-based organizations, community centers, and in collaboration with other youth agencies. These educational modules explore pregnancy prevention, health and hygiene, substance abuse, dating violence, healthy relationships, media literacy, economic empowerment, self-confidence, and solid values.
Girls Inc. programming is offered year round and includes monthly meetings, community service projects, after-school tutoring/study/computer lab, enrichment activities, and a series of enrichment camps. Girls from diverse backgrounds come together to expand their horizons, make friends, and explore new ways of learning and thinking. During enrichment camps, weekly field trips include the Peace Museum, Newport Aquarium, Kings Island and more. In addition, guest speakers facilitate programs that teach diversity and inclusion, healthy relationships, good communication skills, nutrition, self-esteem, and other life related topics.
Girls Inc. includes a balanced program of informal, hands-on, minds-on education that empowers girls to live and succeed in an inequitable world. For more information, call 461-5550 ext. 135.
Louisville Girls Leadership
Louisville Girls Leadership is dedicated to the advocacy of young women. Members are given the opportunity to come together to develop skills, alliances, and to exchange ideas that will enable them to become visionary leaders. These resources allow young women to grow and develop into exceptional community leaders. LGL is a program of the Alliance for Girls, a community-based partnership of individuals and organizations committed to helping young girls reach their full potential.
LGL is a leadership development program designed for outstanding 10th grade girls. Established and lead by girls, it is modeled after Leadership Louisville with a series of sessions that give young women the opportunity to explore, discuss, and develop leadership skills. The program is specifically geared for young women who learn firsthand about their community, local government, healthcare, fine arts, and responsible leadership.
As a participant, girls interact with college students, young professionals, and experienced career women whose leadership roles has had an impact on their communities and workplace. The series of monthly sessions occur in January through April of each year. The sessions offer girls from Louisville area high schools an opportunity to grow as leaders, develop confidence, discuss important gender issues, and meet peers who share their interests.
Transforming Young Leaders' Inspiration Into Actions That Improve Our Communities And Strengthen Our Democracy.
Equal Voice Saskatchewan
Equal Voice is a national, bilingual, multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada.
Equal Voice regards the equal representation of women in Canada's Parliament, in our provincial/territorial legislatures, and on municipal and band councils, as a fundamental question of fairness for women in terms of their access to Canada’s democratic institutions.
Founded in 2001, Equal Voice brings women and men together from across the political spectrum in its nine chapters across the country. They include chapters in: British Columbia, Alberta (south and north), Ontario (Toronto and Ottawa), Saskatchewan, three of the four Atlantic provinces (Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick), as well as a dynamic national youth chapter. .
The Equal Voice National Advisory Board includes some of Canada’s most prominent women politicians - all groundbreakers in their time – representing three political parties.
Equal Voice promotes the election of women by:
Working with all political parties to increase the nominations of women candidates;
Promoting electoral and other changes that would increase the numbers of women in politics;
Conducting outreach with young women to inspire and engage them in politics as a future career choice;
Encouraging women to run for office through programs such as our comprehensive, bilingual on-line campaign school;
Raising awareness about the impact of women's under-representation;
Celebrating women in politics; and
Communicating and implementing EV's goals and activities through innovative programming, Equal Voice's chapters, our dynamic website, regular newsletters, media releases, Twitter and Facebook activity, and by hosting major events.
Regina Women's Network
The goal of the Regina Women's Network is to achieve a supportive networking environment which attracts the finest women, fully develops and challenges our individual talents and encourages our free spirited collaborations to drive the voice of women forward.
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s services and programs are open to all girls ages 5-17 in Southern Arizona. We are a non-profit organization, privileged to serve more than 14,000 local Southern Arizona girls ages 5-17. Our membership includes over 3,000 adult volunteers who serve as leaders, trainers, consultants, and board members.
While our traditional, volunteer-led troops are a big part of what we do and support, GSSoAz has taken a unique approach to reaching more girls through our Social Justice Program. As one of only a few councils in the United States implementing this approach, GSSoAz uses a staff-led model to reach girls who may not normally have the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Because times have changed and there are fewer and fewer parents who have the time to volunteer as a leader of a traditional troop, our council believes it is vitally important to devote resources and time into making the dream of Girl Scouting a reality for more and more girls.
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey
In Girl Scouting, experiences like high adventure trips, sports, leadership opportunities, community service projects and team building activities give girls opportunities to discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.
Exciting field trips
Fun sports and skillbuilding clinics
Satisfying community service projects
New cultural exchanges
The fun, friendship, and power of girls together
Contribute to society
Acquire leadership skills
Reach full individual potential
Relate to others with more understanding & skill
Develop values to guide their actions and decisions
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ (GSCSNJ) provides age-progressive activities that enable girls from diverse backgrounds to develop leadership, explore their interests, learn the value of community service, and skills for positive decision making. Under the guidance of trained adult volunteers, girls participate in self-esteem building activities. The council has been chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver its program in an all-girl environment.
THE GIRL SCOUT PROMISE
On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
THE GIRL SCOUT PROMISE
I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Girls Inc of Washington County, Maryland
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars and studied first aid.
In its 100th year, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults, a significant growth from its modest beginnings a century ago. Girl Scouts aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence and citizenship through activities including camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring other practical skills. From our willingness to tackle important societal issues, to our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness—Girl Scouts is dedicated to every girl, everywhere.
Locally, the first troops were started in 1917, with the Nashville Girl Scout Council receiving its charter in 1926. Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee currently serves 39 counties that include 7,130 volunteers and 14,031 Girl Scouts. Where else can you learn new dance moves, go camping, take care of the planet, develop your leadership skills, contribute to your community, learn business skills, experience art, stay healthy and active, become independent and work together as a team in one place? Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee prepares girls for their future by educating them in the areas of leadership, STEM, healthy living, financial literacy and the arts. Join us as we continue Juliette Low’s mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.