“Nothing in the world is impossible if we work together”
— Vision statement by .zw women participants in a WLP leadership training workshop
“Let those who think it cannot be done step out of the way of those who are doing it”
— Vision statement by leadership workshop participants
“I have rights! I will use these rights, and the day I will prove it!”
— Fatima, Leading to Choices Workshop Participant, Lebanon Read more
Equality Without Reservation Campaign
April 16, 2014
 
 
 
Equality Without Reservation (EWR) is an campaign based in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region, consisting of 120 organizations from 17 Arab countries, advocating for the removal of all reservations to the international Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); ratification of the Convention’s Optional Protocol; and full implementation of the Con
WLP Film Screening Stimulates Discussion on Gender Justice, Democracy, and Education in India
April 10, 2014
 
 
 
On December 17, 2013, WLP’s affiliate in India, Asmita Resource Centre for Women, held a screening of WLP’s documentary, Because our Cause is Just in Hyderabad. Following the screening, audience members had a lively conversation about the parallels between challenges to women’s rights and democracy in the MENA region and in India.
Movement Building in Rio’s Pacified Communities
April 10, 2014
 
 
 
 
WLP’s partner in Brazil, Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaçao e Açao (Cepia), has launched an initiative to build the leadership capabilities of women from the Pacified Communities of Rio de Janeiro. The UPP Program (Pacification Police Units) was established in 2008 in response to the high level of violence in low income urban communities (favelas). The UPPs provide a permanent police presence in the community, including more intensive policing and provision of social services.
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: A Conversation with Author Karima Bennoune
March 25, 2014

 

Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) and The Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University present activist and legal scholar Karima Bennoune, author of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, as she discusses this powerful new book detailing the impact of extremist religious ideology on the lives and agency of women and girls, and the growing power and influence of fundamentalists in the Muslim world in the past decade.
Strong Women of Egypt
February 23, 2014

This road map opened the door for Egyptian women and the feminist movement to build a different future inspired by the rights enshrined in the constitution to secure bread, freedom, social justice, and human dignity.

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A New Constitution for the People: An Interview with Egypt Constitutional Committee Member Houda Elsadda
January 23, 2014

Elsadda insists that “people matter,” – who is at the table, engaging in discussions will have a decisive role.

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A Revolution, Not a Coup: The ability and power of the Egyptian people
August 12, 2013

Egyptians are hopeful because we recognized our energy, ability, and power to change.

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Famed Egyptian Feminist Nawal Saadawi Visits Moroccan Activists, As Egypt’s Fate Hangs in the Balance
July 2, 2013

Democracy can not only be practiced by going to the polls, when at home a father rules as patriarch, as dictator.

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S:SSO to Sakai