Human Rights and International Issues

Human Rights and International Issues


The League seeks to promote peace in an interdependent world, working cooperatively with other nations and international bodies. We have Positions concerning trade, developing countries, arms control, military policy and the United Nations.


The Human Rights Team is pleased to announce the launch of the Briefing Book on Human Rights, First Edition 2019-2020.  The inaugural edition reviews the synergy between policies of the League of Women Voters and United Nations human rights conventions.  We encourage you to follow the hyperlink, read the Briefing Book and share your thoughts about its usefulness to your League work.  Your comments will be woven into the Team's plans for the second edition.  


The Briefing Book documents our commitment to protecting human rights.

ErinLeigh Darnley of the Syracuse Metro League is actively involved the League's work with United Nations, particularly with its work with women and children and on human rights. The League has permanent Observer status with the UN  and sends a delegation  to the meetings of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).


To get involved or for more information contact ErinLeigh at  lwvsyr [at]





Democratic government depends upon informed and active participation at all levels of government.