Mina's List seeks to build just and peaceful societies by advancing women's political leadership and participation globally. We are committed to realizing women's equal and substantive representation in national governments around the world.
Research shows that more women in government leads to increased protection of women’s rights and higher standards of living for all people. Mina’s List provides the educational tools and resources to achieve women’s equal and substantive political leadership globally. Substantive representation means that women parliamentarians are both willing and able to advocate for women’s interests in the political arena.
Through supporting Mina’s List, you can help make this happen and more.
Support Our Cause
Afghan women need your urgent support
Mina's List is continuing our efforts to respond to the ongoing and deepening crisis in Afghanistan. In line with our mission, we are focused on women political leaders, civil society activists, and human rights defenders, all of whom are in grave danger of targeted violence by the Taliban.
As we continue to call for as many at-risk women to be evacuated as possible, we are also supporting those who have managed to escape to find safe and dignified resettlement in the US and around the world. These women are leaders wherever they are and need your support more than ever.
Why we do it
Women make up less than 25 percent of parliamentarians around the world, and in thirty seven states women account for less than 10 percent of representatives in single or lower houses.
If the population is split evenly ...
Despite comprising over 50 percent of the world’s population, women continue to be notably underrepresented in politics and gender inequality exists worldwide. Globally, only one in four Parliamentarians is female. Women face multiple barriers that limit their access to political office, including discrimination, income disparity and lack of access to education.
Yet when women are empowered as political leaders, more laws are passed to protect women’s rights and countries experience better education, health, economic development, and tangible gains for democratic governance.
The time is now to capitalize on the current global increase in women political leaders.
The Proof Is In The Numbers
Forty years of data on international crisis show that when the percentage of women in parliament increases by five percent a state is five times less likely to use violence when faced with an international crisis.