State Rep. Marilyn Lee is one of only 14 women elected leaders from 10 countries around the world selected to attend the Center for Women’s Policy Studies’ inaugural GlobalPOWER conference from May 31 to June 3 in Washington, D.C., states a press release from the CWPS.
This unique conference will build sustainable partnerships among these key leaders to address the international trafficking of women and girls as a women’s human rights crisis, the release states.
“My goal is to work with other parliamentary leaders to develop creative policy options and strategies to effectively respond to international trafficking of women and girls,” Lee states in the release. “GlobalPOWER will help me to craft more effective legislative and policy initiatives, and global advocacy strategies.”
GlobalPOWER stands for the Global Partnership of Women Elected Representatives.
“We are honored to welcome these splendid leaders to the center and we are inspired by their extraordinary commitment to protecting women’s human rights in their country and around the world,” said center president Leslie R. Wolfe. “The new partnerships they will forge will make a difference in addressing international trafficking.”
The Center for Women’s Policy Studies, located in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1972 as a national, nonprofit, multi-ethnic feminist policy research and advocacy institution.