Women's Caucus

  • Democrats Abroad affirms the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women around the world, including the right to education, healthcare, legal protection and legal standing before the law, the right to physical and psychological safety, self-determination of reproductive rights and equality of opportunity and remuneration.

    Activism in Small, Medium and Large

    Opportunities to participate in our caucus are as varied as our members.

    There is no "one-size-fits-all" level of involvement.
    We also encourage membership by all genders because women's issues impact all of us.
    What our individual sections do depends very much on their size and location.

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    Statement of Purpose:

    The Women's Caucus of Democrats Abroad is committed to fostering and promoting gender-informed perspectives in issues analysis, communication and policy-making and ensuring that issues that impact women and the future of our nation become central to the political debate at all times and in particular during election years and at all levels of governance.  

    We will take action to address policies that negatively impact women and their families and so, by implication, the economy and our democracy.

    We propose to:

    • Act as disseminators of information  to  Caucus members and Democrats Abroad members at large, and as a catalyst to action on issues which affect American women both in the United States and internationally;
    • Ensure that the women’s perspective is effectively incorporated in all the work of Democrats Abroad, including issues advocacy, communication and GOTV strategy, planning and execution;
    • Stay current and ensure that issues and policies which impact women are discussed in the Caucus and by Democrats Abroad and included in the Democrats Abroad and Democratic Party platforms;
    • Promote Democratic Party candidates committed to policies that positively impact women’s lives;
    • Support Democratic Party candidates who are proposing to improve women’s standings and rights in society at every level, in their election campaigns for State and Federal Government positions and in their appointments to judgeships and high positions in Government offices and agencies;
    • Monitor and, with Democrats Abroad, lobby for or against legislation affecting women directly or indirectly;
    • Inform our communities of injustices against women in areas of civil rights, economic equality, health, and welfare;
    • Engage with other women’s caucuses for the purpose of information sharing, mentoring and maintaining solidarity; and
    • Make our voice heard nationally and internationally with members of women's groups and all groups fighting for justice, equality and the rule of law around the globe

    DA Women's Caucus Leadership:

    | DAF Vice Chair, Global Women's Caucus Co-Chair
    | Stuttgart Chapter Chair, Germany; Global Women's Caucus Co-Chair
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    DA UK Women's Caucus December Newsletter

    A Letter from our Co-Chairs,
    Carol Moore and Lan Wu

    Our monthly meeting on November 15th was inspiring, with over 35 members joining us for a talk by Dr. Ronda Zelezny-Green on Intersectionality, followed by two workshops led by Ronda and DAUK WC Vice-Chair Kate van Dermark. That triggered extensive discussion and great ideas on how to move forward in 2018! In December, we will have a social gathering on the 13th, followed by the January 21st Anniversary of the Women's Marches (in DC, London, and worldwide), and there will be a DAUK WC activist "faire" called "March to the Ballot Box 2018"! So, we hope you all can join us for the chance to mingle and plan for activism (from the UK or when you're back in the States) to take back Congress next November!

    Wasn't the November 7th Election Night a fantastic event? It was a combination of grassroots activism and an expanded number of Democratic candidates that resulted in the impressive wins in Virginia, New Jersey, and across the country. Women were out in force, with Northam winning the women's vote by a majority of 22%. Also, in Virginia, 11 of the 15 seats Democrats have (so far) picked up were women candidates (one remain contested) and one Democratic candidate, Danica Roem, is transgender. Women also won mayoral races in Manchester (NH), Charlotte (NC), Topeka (KS), and Seattle (WA).

    And women are coming out in force to run in 2018. We heard from Stephanie Schriock (President of EMILY's List) at her talk on November 2nd that over 18,000 Democratic women have contacted EMILY's List to ask for information on running next November! Several political commentators are calling the November 7th election the start of a Democratic wave, combining Trump's record-low approval ratings (November 12-15 Gallup Poll gave Trump only a 38% approval rating) with high levels of Democratic activism and high Democratic scores in "generic" Congressional polls (+10%). We can be quietly optimistic, but need to prepare for hard work and commitment to convert these positive trends into success!

    With best wishes to you and your families for a very happy holiday season,

    Have a look at our Facebook page and website for updates on activism ideas!

    Carol Moore and Lan Wu

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    Order your Women's Caucus 2018 Calendar here!

    Looking for a unique holiday gift with real world impact?

    The 2018 Global Women's Caucus Calendar is now available! Take a look!

    These high-quality calendars celebrating women's firsts, make wonderful Holiday gifts for American daughters, nieces, sisters , friends. and even yourself!
    Order here:   https://democratsabroad.nationbuilder.com/gwc_2018_calendar


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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM through January 22, 2018

    Women's March Anniversary Events

    March to the Ballot Box!

    On the first day of the Trump Administration, the Women's March on Washington sent a bold message seen and heard around the world.

    The Democrats Abroad Global Women’s Caucus and DA groups across the globe are organizing celebrations and voter registration/membership drives throughout the entire anniversary weekend of January 20-21, 2018.

    The purpose of these events is to rekindle the excitement and confidence that the 2017 Women’s March generated and channel that energy to voting in the 2018 Mid-term Elections.  These events will help turn marchers and resisters into voters and members!

    Our message is “keep marching to the ballot box!"

    Our mood is celebratory, defiant, constructive, and positive.

    Join us  as we participate in  commemorative events around the world and set the tone for resistance in this all important election year!

    Follow these links for some great ideas on how to prepare for your event:

    Knit a simple Pussy Hat

    A really simple loom-knitted hat

    The quickest: a fabric hat to sew up

    Sign-making inspiration

    Check our GWC Wiki for even more ideas

    Watch this place for updates on events!

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM · 1 rsvp
    Sproutworks (Xintiandi) in Shanghai, China

    Power to the Polls - Shanghai

    On January 21, 2018, thousands of women, femmes and allies will come together in Las Vegas, Nevada, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and to launch our collective 2018 Women’s March agenda: #PowerToThe Polls.

    We in Shanghai, CHINA are organizing a 2018 Absentee Ballot Request and Voter Registration Driveon Sunday January 21 for the Women's March anniversary weekend. 

    From the Women’s March to the Women’s Convention, we’ve seen how powerful we are when we gather together, share space and lift each other up. While the official Women's March anniversary event will take place in Nevada, Women’s March Chapters are organizing exciting state-specific anniversary events throughout the anniversary weekend, from marches to legislative actions to community events to voter registration drives.

    Together, we will show this administration that women are not backing down.

    Join Democrats Abroad China in Shanghai for the first anniversary of the Women's March.