Campaigns

WLP engages in a wide range of advocacy and networking activities in order to raise awareness about women's human rights issues, influence policymakers and public opinion, and increase the visibility and impact of our work for gender equality. Our unique grassroots-driven model builds upon domestic country analysis, regional solidarity, and international visibility.

In cooperation with partners, WLP implements campaigns to advance women’s rights. We support partner organizations’ advocacy for policy and legislative change at the national level. We aim to raise the international visibility of partner campaigns, using communications tools such as blogs, Human Rights Alerts, eNews, and our website, as well as hosting events for activists, policymakers, media, and the public.

WLP’s advocacy strategy is to engage in multi-year, research-intensive, grassroots-driven advocacy campaigns. Our current campaigns include:

Claiming Equal Citizenship

The Campaign for Arab Women’s Right to Nationality supports a six-country regional campaign to raise awareness of discriminatory laws that deny women equal nationality rights and undermine women’s status as equal citizens in their home countries. The campaign calls for legal reform allowing women to confer their nationality to their husbands and children, full implementation of reformed laws, and recognition of women as equal citizens.

Family Law Reform

Moroccan women’s rights activists achieved their goal in January 2004 when the government of Morocco adopted a new landmark Family Law supporting women’s equality and granting women new rights in marriage and divorce, among others. The Family Law Reform Campaign continues in other Muslim-majority countries.

Iran's One Million Signatures

The campaign aims to collect one million signatures to demand an end to discriminatory laws against women in Iran. At present, men have the sole right to divorce and, except in special cases, the right to custody of children. One man’s testimony equals that of two women. A daughter receives half a son’s inheritance. The campaign is a continuation of Iranian women’s century-long struggle for gender equality.

Rights & Reservations: Realizing CEDAW

Eliminating Discrimination against Women in the Arab Region - Appeal to all Arab Governments for the Withdrawal of Reservations and the Ratification of the Optional Protocol to CEDAW.

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April 10, 2018 | Africa, Family Law Reform, Soulaliyates, Leading to Choices, Organizational Capacity Building, Morocco
  Rural women in Morocco have been excluded from transactions of their ancestral land. WLP’s partner in Morocco, l’Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), seeks to change that by leading the Soulaliyate grassroots movement for land ownership reform.
March 23, 2018 | 2018 Events, Equality It's All in the Family, Family Law Reform, Human Rights, Egypt, Nigeria
On International Women’s Day (IWD), Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) kicked off its global campaign against discriminatory family laws with its event, ‘24 Hours for Equality in the Family.’ Partners from eight different countries organized screenings of WLP’s new documentary, Equality: It’s All in the Family, and led discussions on reforming family laws in their respective countries.
February 2, 2018 | 2018 Events, Africa, Americas, Asia, Family Law, Family Law Reform, gbv, Human Rights, International Women's Day, March 8th, Middle East
Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) is celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2018 with ‘24 Hours for Equality in the Family’ to launch our global advocacy campaign against discriminatory family law. Join activists in time zones around the world by watching our new documentary film, Equality: It’s All in the Family, to raise awareness of discriminatory family laws and pave the way for reform.
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