GWC March/April 2022 Newsletter

Letter from the Editor

March 1st ushered in 2022’s Women’s History Month, and the Global Women’s Caucus is geared up to celebrate, commemorate, and honor all the women and girls who have trail-blazed for equal opportunity and rights. We have an extensive Women’s History Month “living library,” which includes background information, historical facts, biographies, links to online events and exhibits, suggestions for books and films, graphic templates, and social media content. Test your Women’s History knowledge with our online WHM trivia quiz! We will be updating these materials throughout the month.

We cannot fully celebrate the woman’s journey without acknowledging the situation panning out in Ukraine. Women and girls represent over half of all displaced persons due to regional conflict, exacerbating gender inequality in migrant populations. Policies that support refugees, especially women and girls, have the potential to lift all boats.

The GWC is growing, and we need your help. Join our team for this very important midterm year. Consider volunteering with us, help friends and family register to vote, or donate! Make sure you’re registered to vote in 2022 here!

We hope you enjoy this edition, and we look forward to seeing you at our events!

Stayce Camparo, Communications Co-director, Global Women’s Caucus

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One event – Two statewide races!  RSVP here

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The Global Women’s Caucus has launched a video project to encourage voter registration in order to win the midterms with pro reproductive freedom candidates.

Two zoom sessions on March 17th are set to discuss the state of anti-women legislation and learn how to make a video to send to representatives. Register here (early session) and here (later session).

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RSVP to join DAG Women’s Caucus and the Wiesbaden Mainz chapter in celebrating Women’s History Month with a film and discussion on reproductive justice, including what can be done to help.

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RSVP here to join one of our upcoming Zoom call on March 21st and learn more about our Violence Against Women research project that provides tactical and practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

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For a full list of events, including from other caucuses & chapters, visit our Events page.


Join the RJ team in a video campaign aimed at voters in States where we need people to register and vote to change the legislative landscape on anti-choice.

We just need a short 60 second video (instructions here), explaining why you feel it is imperative that women have the right to decide. To join us on Zoom to participate in the video project, RSVP below:

RSVP for Help Ensure Reproductive Justice for ALL - March 17 at 4 pm Beijing time/9:00 am CET

RSVP for Help Ensure Reproductive Justice for ALL - March 17 at 1 pm EDT/6:00 pm CET

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Books Abroad, the feminist reading group of The Global Women's Caucus, warmly invites you to a discussion of "The Will to Change" by bell hooks!  Discuss a timely work by the great feminist icon Bell Hooks in the company of fellow readers from all over the world! We all know that feminism is not only for women, but what are the ways that patriarchial culture hurts men as well as women? What is the work that men must do to confront toxic masculinity, in support of feminism and their own highest potential? In "The Will to Change," Bell Hooks shows men "how to express the emotions that are a fundamental part of who they are—whatever their age, marital status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation." This will be a great read for anyone who seeks to have deeper discussions with the men in their lives about emotional awareness and feminism. 

The meeting will follow our usual format with brief presentations on the book and the author's life, followed by a lively discussion with questions for consideration. We look forward to seeing you there!  

Sunday, April 24th 
2-4pm CET
RSVP here

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To volunteer with any of our teams, simply fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.

International News

Phonebakers Wanted

The mainstream media would have you believe that the party in power is doomed to lose the midterms, but the truth is, it all comes down to voter turnout. That’s where efforts like phonebanking come in. In order to increase participation by overseas voters–which even in 2020, barely surpassed 10%–we need to contact our members and help them to jump through all the hoops in the right order. If this sounds like something you can do, see campaigns include Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

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Women’s Caucus Germany: Stepping up to the Plate

Celebrate with the DAG Women’s Caucus (DAGWC) for Women's History Month 2022: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope, on Sunday, March 27th at 5 p.m. for a discussion on reproductive rights: where we were, where we are, where we want to be and what we can do!

The DAG Women’s Caucus will initiate Project 3-I  Outreach: Inform, Inspire, Involve as a pre-June event promotional activity. In honor of Women’s month a virtual presentation of “Forgotten Women, Women We Should Know and Women We Can’t Forget” will be presented to the Middle Hessen Precinct on March 14. 

The DAGWC plans to visit as many German chapters as possible with the high hopes of engaging women and their talents for the June Anniversary celebration. Please reach out to [email protected] to set a date for our visit to your chapter.



Strategic Litigation’s Role in Accelerating the Protection of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Across the Globe 
By: Ann Baker

The Center for Reproductive Rights (CFRR)  released a new report in January 2022 analyzing the legal influence of six landmark cases on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) around the world. Although SRHR are essential to gender equality, millions of women and girls still lack legal protections for these fundamental rights. Strategic litigation before both (a) international bodies (such as the U.N. Human Rights Committee and the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women or “CEDAW”)  and (b) regional bodies (such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights) helps to create accountability for SRHR violations and generates progress at the national and international level.  Read more...

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Urgent Legislative Change is Needed in the U.S. to Ban Child Marriage
By: Ann Baker

If you were to mention that child marriage occurs in the U.S., the likely reaction might be disbelief and a vehement retort that this cannot be happening in the U.S.. Unfortunately, this is far from true.  Read more...

Artist Corner

Maria Prymachenko

A Dove Has Spread Her WIngs and Asked for Peace, 1982

On February 28th, Russian forces burned a museum northwest of Kiev with 25 works of Ukranian artist Maria Prymachenko. The self-taught artist was born in 1909 in the region and was buried there when she died in 1997. Her colorful folk art paintings were widely exhibited in the country and appeared on the country’s stamps during the 1970s. She was honored with the 1966 Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine. UNESCO declared that 2009 was the year of Maria Prymachenko.

In Closing

As the 2020 general election attested, Democrats Abroad are a force that can make real change. We need that force activated once again for the ‘22 midterms. Consider joining the Global Women’s Caucus, and connecting with thousands of others on the same mission as we build our community strong. As a member, you can receive newsletters and meet other Americans at our events. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube. Our website is constantly being updated with news and actions to get you and your family involved in the noble campaign for women.

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