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League of Nations The League of Nations (LN) was founded as an intergovernmental organization in 1919, under the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflicts. The League also ad... The League of Nations (LN) was founded as an intergovernmental organization in 1919, under the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflicts. The League also addressed social questions regarding women, especially traffic in women and children. Selected trafficking reports are included in this digital archive. Additionally, this archive contains reports on women’s nationality and the status of women, two areas of concern brought to the League by the Liaison Committee of Women’s International Organizations (LCWIO) in the 1930s. The United States never ratified the Versailles Treaty and was not a member of the League. Germany withdrew from the League rather than abide by its principles. Unable to prevent the outbreak of World War II, the League continued to operate on a reduced scale during the war but voted to disband in April 1946 after the founding of the United Nations. Show more Show less 1919 67 136 1
Liasion Committee of Women's International Organizations The Liaison Committee of Women's International Organizations (LCWIO) cooperated with international women's organizations to promote women's influence in the League of Nations and in international affairs more broadl... The Liaison Committee of Women's International Organizations (LCWIO) cooperated with international women's organizations to promote women's influence in the League of Nations and in international affairs more broadly. The LCWIO was founded in 1925 with the name Joint Standing Committee of Women's International Organisations, which identified women experts and suggested their appointment to League of Nations committees. The Joint Standing Committee changed its name in 1934 when it merged with the Liaison Committee of Women's International Organizations. In addition to promoting women's appointments to the League of Nations, the LCWIO pressured the League to study the status of women. Materials in Women and Social Movements International include a study of women in the postwar world, manuscript minutes of a substantial number of the Committee's meetings between 1925 and 1950, and reports from a number of seminars and open meetings held in the 1960s. Show more Show less 35 33