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March 2, 2006 | Human Rights, Stop Violence Against Women, eNews 10, 2005 Events
"Violence against women is an obstacle to the achievement of the objectives of equality, development, and peace. Violence against women both violates and impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.
November 21, 2005 | Human Rights, Stop Violence Against Women, 2005 Events, Malaysia, Morocco
This special session at the Middle East Studies Association 2005 Annual Meeting, provided a forum for scholar/activists from Muslim-majority societies to address major challenges to eliminating violence against women and girls from a human security perspective and to discuss grassroots, national, and regional measures needed to raise awareness, initiate reform legislation, and create synergy for ongoing efforts to prevent violence and to promote human rights of women.
November 21, 2005 | Bahrain, eNews 14, Egypt, Leading to Choices Multimedia, 2005 Events, Lebanon, Morocco
WLP convened the Institute to create an opportunity for women activists in the region to develop skills in participatory leadership, facilitation, communications, and advocacy, building their capacity as leaders. In a role play on communicating with the media, participants took on the role of guests in a TV talk show, defending contrasting points of view. "One should not treat interacting with the media as an exam, but simply as a means of getting across a message and building public support for your goals," said Moroccan partner Amina Lemrini.
November 17, 2005 | 2005 Events
Women leaders from Muslim-majority societies discussed strategies for the creation of egalitarian communities and reform of family law in Muslim-Majority Societies based on women's capability to choose. The panelists included Mahnaz Afkhami, Zainah Anwar, Asma Khader, Rabéa Naciri, and Azar Nafisi. The dialogue was a collaboration between WLP and the Dialogue Project at John Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
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