Call for Applications: Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-Based Violence
March 28, 2016
 
 

Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) has undertaken a three-year research/advocacy project leading to a global campaign on reform of discriminatory laws against women in the family. The project will focus on the relationship between articles of the law and perpetration of violence against women and girls. The attached document describes the terms of reference for the eleven country case studies the results of which will contribute to developing strong advocacy methods for our global campaign. Applicants must have a graduate degree in a related field, extensive research experience, and good drafting skills in English. Interested candidates should submit a CV, letter of interest, names of three professional references, and a writing sample in English to wlp@learningpartnership.org by April 28, 2016. Please note: Candidates should also list the country in which they are based and the country or countries where they can carry out a case study from among the 11 countries listed in the terms of reference. The initial phase of the project will include case studies from the following 11 WLP partner countries: Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Senegal, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey, Iran, and Brazil, as well as an additional case study from India.

Lifelines: The Poetry of Human Rights
February 29, 2016

Lifelines are women's voices cast across divides to convey understanding and appreciation for the pain of exile, torture, violence and war, and the possibility of starting afresh, of healing, safety, and peace. On Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:30am at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York, six poet-activists presented powerful readings and performances, facilitated by acclaimed Ghanaian-American poet and academic Abena Busia. Presented by WOMEN’S LEARNING PARTNERSHIP in collaboration with the AFRICAN WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT FUND USA and BLACK LIVES MATTER.

When Home Is Where the Harm Is: Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-Based Violence
February 29, 2016

On Thursday March 17 at the New School; leaders, government officials, and activists came together for the 60th Session of the United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Women’s Learning Partnership and the Gender Studies Program at The New School convened a discussion on the relationship between family law reform and combating gender-based violence. This event marked the launch of a new WLP initiative on family law reform supported by the International Development Resource Center.

WLP Partners Unite to End Gender-Based Violence in the 16 Days Campaign, 2015
November 23, 2015

Take a stand! Join WLP in the worldwide campaign to end gender-based violence.

On November 25, 2015, Women's Learning Partnership joins the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University, along with over 5,478 organizations and other participants from 187 countries and territories, in the launch of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. The 2015 Campaign theme, From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All, highlights the increase of violent attacks against women and girls who claim their right to education, and the continued barriers to women's and girls' education across the globe. You can find more information on our WLP Partner Activities Calendar and on the CWGL 16 Days Campaign home page.

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.

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.

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.

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.

S:SSO to Sakai