“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
“Nothing in the world is impossible if we work together”
— Vision statement by .zw women participants in a WLP leadership training workshop
The Role of Civil Society in Attaining Social Justice: NGO Capacity Building in Egypt
December 23, 2014

WLP Egypt/Forum for Women in Development (FWID) has begun the third phase of an ongoing initiative to build capacity and facilitate cooperation between disparate civil society organizations (CSOs) non-governmental organizations (NGOs) throughout Egypt. The initiative, entitled “The Role of Civil Society in Attaining Social Justice,” encompasses diverse groups focusing on women’s rights, poverty reduction, and fighting corruption, among others. The initiative is seen as particularly important at a time when CSOs and NGOs of all types are facing increasing restrictions from the Egyptian government.

The Right to Development: Bir Duino Brings 8th Annual Human Rights Film Festival and Bus Tour to Kyrgyzstan
December 23, 2014

 

On October 7-11, 2014, following a Regional Bus Tour to 20 small cities and towns across Kyrgyzstan, WLP Kyrgyzstan/Bir Duino organized and facilitated the 8th Annual Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights in Bishkek. This year’s theme was “The Right to Development,” referring to the right of citizens of The Kyrgyz Republic to demand that their government take steps to fulfill its domestic and international human rights obligations, and to improve their quality of life. View photos on Bir Duino's facebook album here.

Snapshots: Fall 2014 Across the Partnership
December 17, 2014

Leadership training in India, an activist convention in Egypt, and human rights movement building in Marrakesh... These are just a few of the exciting activities happening around the Partnership this fall.

A New Feminist Vision, Mobilizing the Women's Movement for 2015 and Beyond
December 16, 2014

 

During the opening session of WLP’s October 2014 Transnational Partners Convening (TPC) meeting held in Potomac, Maryland, WLP Board Member and former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Yakın Ertürk made this statement. Dr. Ertürk’s statement was meant to frame some of the issues facing the WLP’s work and to guide discussions throughout the TPC. To read more on WLP’s 2014 TPC, please click here.

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