Books

Translation Series

WLP's Translation Series seeks to make available translations of important works developed in the Global South for the advancement of women's human rights. The series increases awareness of activists' advocacy work in the Global South in the academic, policy, and funding community.

The first volume in our Translation Series Guide to Equality in the Family in the Maghreb (2005) is an innovative advocacy tool on strategies for reform of family law in Muslim-majority societies. The Guide outlines a process that relates meaningful social change to women's capability to make deliberate and thoughtful choices.

The second volume Iranian Women's One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story (2010) details the history, strategies, and values that brought together a diverse group of Iranian women, men, and rights activists for the well-known women’s equality campaign. It is a valuable case study of a new model for grassroots movements in the twenty-first century, applicable not only in societies ruled by autocratic governments or influenced by radical fundamentalism, but also in more open and tolerant societies that have yet to achieve full equality for women.

The third volume Violence without Borders: Paradigm, policy and praxis concerning violence against women (2016) presents a new theoretical framework for understanding gender-based violence. Using 10 country case studies based on author Yakin Ertürk's experience serving as the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, the book gives readers a new perspective at the patriarchal forces that deny women access to their rights and perpetuate cycles of violence - and reveals how these systems can be overcome.

And Others

WLP's President Mahnaz Afkhami has also edited a number of essay collections, including Toward a Compassionate Society (2002), Muslim Women and the Politics of Participation (1997), and Faith and Freedom: Women's Human Rights in the Muslim World (1995).

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September 14, 2012 | Guide to Equality in the Family, Human Rights, Lebanon, food security, feed the world, Quebec, Middle East, Lebanon
The rural women's cooperatives of Lebanon will be exhibiting their fresh products and offering tasty bites to visitors during the 5th World Congress of Agronomists and Agrologists (Feed the World), which will be held between September 17-21 at the Quebec City Convention Centre in Quebec. Visitors to the CRTD-A stand will be able to taste products handmade with love and care by the rural
May 7, 2012 | Human Rights, Iran's One Million Signatures Campaign, Iran, One Million Signatures Inside Story
Our work in support of Iranian human rights activists has focused specifically on bolstering the women’s movement and the One Million Signatures campaign in Iran. One Million Signatures Campaign This campaign, founded in 2006, mobilizes a diverse group of activists both on the ground and online to collect signatures, raise awareness, and spark dialogue about the negative impact of discriminatory family laws on women’s lives and on society as a whole, resulting in a dynamic social justice movement.
January 9, 2012 | constitutional reforms, Family Law Reform, Guide to Equality in the Family, Middle East, Morocco, Rights & Reservations: Realizing CEDAW, women's rights, Political Participation, Morocco
To Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane Head of GovernmentWe are pleased to address you, after your appointment by King Mohammed VI, as Head of the Government, wishing you every success in your mission.
S:SSO to Sakai