Stop Violence Against Women

Support Indian NGOs' Campaign for Comprehensive Legislation on Domestic Violence

June 19, 2006

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Indian NGOs, activists, and women's organizations have been campaigning for a civil law on domestic violence since December 1999. Pursuant to extensive consultations with women's groups from across India, in-depth academic research, grassroots action, and experience working with victims of domestic violence, in 2001 the New Delhi-based Lawyers Collective, Women's Rights Initiative (LCWRI) drafted a bill for the prevention of domestic violence against women with unanimous support from numerous Indian women's organizations.

Turkey's Domestic Violence Law: Protection of the Family

January 23, 2006

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According to Clause 1, "If a spouse or child or another member of the family living under the same roof is subject to abuse, and notification is made either by the victim or by the Public Prosecutor, in addition to the provisions of the Turkish Civil Code, taking into consideration the specific circumstances, a Justice of the Peace can pass one or more of the following rulings or take any other measures that are deemed appropriate."

Leading to Change: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Muslim Societies

March 1, 2005

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March 1, 2005: Women have been systematically deprived of knowledge and skills that might help them to become better equipped to protect themselves against violence, including knowledge of the existing laws, religious texts, positive cultural resources, international injunctions on human rights, and the demands made by other women for rights in their community and elsewhere. In the WLP Symposium, speakers will address major challenges to eliminating violence against women and girls and 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 women's human rights.

Violence without Borders: Paradigm, policy and praxis concerning violence against women

Women's Learning Partnership Translation Series
Author: Yakin Ertürk

Violence without Borders helps us understand the process by which patriarchy, discriminatory legal systems, institutions, and hegemonic values make violence against women endemic, beginning at the level of the family and local community. Following a theoretical discussion on violence against women and human rights and an overview of the international human rights framework, Ertürk presents ten country case studies drawing on her experience working with United Nations institutions and mechanisms to shed light on the underlying reasons for women’s disempowerment – and ultimately their empowerment in joining forces to change patriarchal hierarchies in their respective societies and the world at large.

Women's Learning Partnership: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2016

November 17, 2016

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From November 25 to December 10, 2016, WLP partners from all over the globe will organize and participate in workshops, film screenings, and events as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Since its inception in 1991, this annual campaign has drawn more than 5,000 participants from over 180 countries. This year's theme, From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All, highlights violence as a barrier to women's and girls' education.

 

Campaigning for Girls in Zimbabwe to Stay in School on International Day of the Girl Child

October 21, 2016

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In observance of the 2016 International Day of the Girl Child, WLP Zimbabwe Partner WSPM organized a successful campaign fighting child marriage and promoting girls’ access to education in Harare.

WLP Holds Global Training of Trainers to Develop Curriculum for Women Refugees and Family Law Advocacy

October 20, 2016

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Women’s Learning Partnership convened a Global Training of Trainers on October 5, 2016, following its 16th annual Transnational Partners Convening (TPC) in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop focused on the development of curriculum for WLP’s new initiatives on women refugees and family law reform.
 

Nigerian Women Activists Envision a Society Free of Gender-Based Violence

May 15, 2016

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CEADER, WLP’s partner in Nigeria, convened a National Training of Trainers for Women’s Leadership and Political Participation in May 2016. Eighteen representatives from 16 women’s rights organizations in the southern and eastern regions of Nigeria attended.

 
 

When Home Is Where the Harm Is: Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-Based Violence

February 29, 2016

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On Thursday March 17 at the New School; leaders, government officials, and activists came together for the 60th Session of the United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Women’s Learning Partnership and the Gender Studies Program at The New School convened a discussion on the relationship between family law reform and combating gender-based violence. This event marked the launch of a new WLP initiative on family law reform supported by the International Development Resource Center.

Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey

Since 9/11, the international emphasis on military-centered security has given rise to unprecedented challenges for human rights defenders. The push for “hard security” has increasingly taken priority over human rights protections at all levels of governance and policy making. This approach has failed to promote peace or guarantee individual safety and national security. Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey chronicles the history of the human rights movement and explores the need for a holistic understanding of universal human rights. It presents a compelling case on why human rights should be placed at the center of national and international policy making.

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