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Anesia BaptisteMarch 14, IWN — The International Global Affairs Magazine — the Diplomatic Courier in Washington D.C — has named former senator, Anesia Baptiste, among its top global women as it celebrated international women’s day 2013.

The accolade came in the March/April Special Edition Issue for International Women’s Day 2013.

Baptiste, founder of the Democratic Republican Party (DRP), learnt of the development on March 8, International Women’s Day, as she attended the Women’s Democracy Network International Women’s Day Conference in Washington, D.C.

The Diplomatic Courier says that every year, in honor of International Women’s Day, they honor top global women who have worked to improve their societies and hence the world.

“All of the women are nominated by other women and while some may be famous and others not so well known, all of them are deserving of this honor and much more,” says the Magazine in which Baptiste’s photograph and profile is featured.

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Baptiste was nominated for this international recognition by the Women’s Democracy Network (WDN), a branch of the International Republican Institute (IRI), among other women members of the WDN who attended the WDN’s International women’s Day Conference 2013 in Washington from March 3 to 8.

Baptiste’s profile and interview appears at the top of the list on the online version of the Diplomatic Courier magazine at and her profile and interview are also selected for feature on the Magazine’s facebook page.

The Diplomatic Courier is a Global Affairs Magazine that “connects the next generation of leaders in diplomacy and foreign policy to current diplomatic and policy professionals in international relations.”

Its mission is to “publish the next generation of foreign policy leaders alongside the foreign policy establishment as well as publish diplomatic affairs and related news from global perspectives.”, according to its online facebook page.

The Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) was established in 2006 as an initiative of the International Republican Institute. Its objective is to increase women’s political participation, leadership and representation in elected office. At present, the WDN is active in 61 countries in every region of the world with 15 country chapters.