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Who We Are

Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 150,000 women in 291 Leagues in four countries.

The 2016 elections may be over, but there’s still lots of chatter in the U.S. about the outcome, the outlook and the way the electoral dynamics have changed. So it’s worth taking a look at the progress American women – both blue state and red state – have made in reaching elected office over the last quarter of a century. It goes without saying that we still need more women in politics.

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What We Do

For more than a century, The Junior League has been on the forefront of social reform, identifying problems—pollution, illiteracy, domestic violence, foster children without a safety net—and finding solutions.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month in the United States. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally—68% of them are trapped in forced labor; 26% of them are children; 55% are women and girls. Human trafficking is thought to be second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form of transnational crime. Read on to learn what The Junior League is doing about it.

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