Campaign Management and
Local Leader Workshops are held throughout the world to
train woman how to run for elected office. Skills taught
include how to make the decision to stand for office, manage
a campaign, use technology, and advocate for issues.
The workshops are held in partnership with local non-governmental
The Pipeline Project is designed
to train 18-35 year-old women across the United States
how to get engaged in the leadership roles in both the public
and private sectors in their own communities.
The Community Advocate Mentor Program
is an innovative five-year training program designed to strengthen
the public policy, lobbying and advocacy skills of 100 women
leaders from Israel and Palestine Each year, 20 women
from both the public and private sectors come to Washington,
DC, for an intensive two-week program where they are partnered
with Members of Congress and lobbyists to gain an up-front
view of how public policy is created.
The Global Democracy Award is presented
annually to women who exemplify IWDC's mission and who actively
work to increase the voices of women in politics, policy and
decision-making. The award is named in honor of Maria
Elena Moyano, the Peruvian activist who worked to bring democracy
to her country and was assassinated in 1992 at the age of
33 for her work.
Special Consultative Status to the
UN allows IWDC to participate on delegations to the Economic
and Social Committees (ECOSOC) of the UN.
UN Youth Delegate Program
takes high school seniors on the IWDC Official Delegation
to United Nations meetings and conferences at UN Headquarters
in New York.
Community Forums Project (CFP) was
created as a direct response to the frighteningly large increase
of HIV/AIDS cases in Botswana - particularly among women -
to combat stigma and promote HIV/AIDS education and prevention.
BEADS for Education is a program
to provide school scholarships for African girls, promote
business development for African women and support conservation
IWDC's newest program, Education
Without Limit, is in the early planning stages...