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March 6, 2006 | eNews 9, Organizational Capacity Building
The Women's Learning Partnership's (WLP) Transnational Partners Meeting convened in Beirut, Lebanon from September 24-28, 2004. Partners from 12 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East gathered for an intensive five-day brainstorming and strategy meeting on 1) expanding the programs of the WLP Partnership for empowering women and girls through culturally relevant approaches to leadership development and capacity-building and 2) strengthening and expanding linkages within the Partnership. The meeting was hosted by WLP's Lebanese partner, Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action (CRTD-A). During the meeting, partners exchanged best practices on enhancing women's leadership capacity at the grassroots, planned new programs and curricula for future development, and strategized on ways to strengthen the Partnership.
March 6, 2006 | eNews 9
Lina Abou-Habib (Lebanon), Executive Director, Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action (CRTD-A) "Through our work I hope that we will see more women leaders in our region who will make a difference by working for equal citizenship and promoting women's economic contributions."
March 6, 2006 | eNews 9
Maghreb Regional Learning Institute for Women’s Leadership and Training of Trainers WLP in cooperation with our partner in Morocco, Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), is convening the Maghreb Regional Learning Institute for Women’s Leadership and Training of Trainers from December 11-14, 2004 in Marrakech, Morocco. The Institute is a learning center for empowering women to participate as leaders in the decision-making processes in all areas of social, political, and economic life. The goal of the Institute is to train women’s rights activists in the Maghreb Region to become better trainers and advocates for women’s equal participation in civil society. Institute participants, which include 27 women’s rights activists and leaders of women’s groups from Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia, will take part in facilitation, communications, and advocacy skills training. Among the topics to be discussed are how to communicate effectively to influence decision-makers and mobilize the public and how to translate organizational visions into compelling messages that resonate with various groups and constituencies. WLP Welcomes New Staff Member Anne Bwomezi WLP welcomes Anne Bwomezi who joined the WLP team as Program Associate last month. Anne will coordinate WLP’s leadership program and liaise with partners and field project coordinators in Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining WLP she completed a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship with the National Endowment for Democracy. She has extensive experience as an NGO leader and human rights advocate, and has held diplomatic and management positions at the UN and in the Uganda civil service. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University in Uganda and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Law and Master of Laws Degree from University of London in the UK. Anne’s experience and expertise are a valuable addition to WLP. Support Our Work Today! Your generous support for WLP and our partners’ efforts will help advance women’s rights and freedoms around the world! You can make a difference! Please send your tax-deductible donation today. $50 – Provides leadership training materials for two women in Afghanistan $100 – Provides a scholarship for one woman to participate in an eLearning course $250 – Enables a woman in Jordan to attend a technology training Institute $500 – Enables five women to develop their advocacy skills in Morocco To make an online gift, click here or please send a check payable to Women’s Learning Partnership. Contributions may also be made through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) by designating Women's Learning Partnership CFC#: 1041. "Before attending this workshop I believed that only men could be successful leaders and heads of countries. The WLP workshops helped me understand that women also have the ability to be effective leaders and should be equal partners in our society." —Leadership workshop participant in Afghanistan "I ran for election. Although I did not have much of a chance to win, I received more than 1300 votes-- a substantial number in that election. This was one of the best experiences of my life in terms of developing my self confidence." —Workshop participant in rural Jordan "Nothing in the world is impossible if we work together." —Women refugees at leadership training in Zimbabwe "This workshop helped me to unlearn what I have been taught to believe about women being the inferior sex and their inability to be leaders. I now believe in myself and in all women. I will never underestimate women and what they can contribute as leaders to make Nigeria a better place for all." —Leadership workshop participant in Nigeria
March 6, 2006 | Afghanistan, eNews 8, ICT for Social Change, Making IT Our Own
The sound of clicking keyboards filled the room as more than 20 women and men worked intently in a tiny packed computer lab in Kabul. The class was part of an eight-day Information Technology Training Institute entitled "Information Technology Training for Women's Empowerment and Capacity-Building," organized and implemented by the Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), in cooperation with the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), May 18-25, 2004 in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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