“Nothing in the world is impossible if we work together”
— Vision statement by .zw women participants in a WLP leadership training workshop
“I have rights! I will use these rights, and the day I will prove it!”
— Fatima, Leading to Choices Workshop Participant, Lebanon Read more
“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
Press Release: Chair of WLP Board of Directors Earns 2015 United Nations Population Award
June 25, 2015

WLP is proud to announce that Dr. Thoraya Obaid, Chair of WLP's Board of Directors and distinguished advocate for women's rights in Saudi Arabia and across the Global South, earned the 2015 United Nations Population Award in the individual laureate category. The award recognizes Dr. Obaid's outstanding commitment, vision, and leadership in promoting population issues and the rights of women, girls, and young people.

Bills under Review by Kyrgyz Parliament Threaten Civil Society
June 22, 2015

In Kyrgyzstan, two bills that present formidable threats to civil society and constitutionally-protected liberties are currently under review by Parliament. Echoing Russia’s policies toward NGOs, the “foreign agents” bill aims to intensify government oversight of such organizations under the pretext of national security. This bill not only extends to public authorities the right to intervene in the internal affairs of any NGO that receives foreign funding, but also forces such organizations to register as “foreign agents” or otherwise cease to operate within Kyrgyzstan.

WLP Morocco/ADFM Condemns Recent National Abortion Legislation
May 26, 2015

In a public statement released May 25, 2015, WLP Morocco/L’Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) expressed their “deep disappointment” concerning recently passed abortion legislation.

Cepia Workshop Participants Spread WLP Curriculum to Brazil CSOs and Communities
April 2, 2015

From November 24-28, 2014, WLP Brazil/Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaçao e Açao (Cepia) convened the 7th Annual Institute for Women’s Human Rights (or “Human Rights Institute”) for a total of 22 participating men and women lawyers, activists, journalists, teachers, and social workers. The topics covered included violence against women, reproductive rights, women’s health, the media, race/ethnicity, and the labor market.

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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