Stop Violence Against Women

Revealing Key Insights from Study of Brazil’s Maria da Penha Domestic Violence Law

April 5, 2016

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During a public event in March, WLP’s Brazil partner CEPIA disclosed the findings of its study on the Maria da Penha domestic violence law to figures from the public, academia, and the NGO world. A Portuguese version of WLP’s training manual on gender-based violence was also unveiled at the event. 

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.

WLP Partners Unite to End Gender-Based Violence in the 16 Days Campaign, 2015

November 23, 2015

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Take a stand! Join WLP in the worldwide campaign to end gender-based violence.

On November 25, 2015, Women's Learning Partnership joins the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University, along with over 5,478 organizations and other participants from 187 countries and territories, in the launch of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. The 2015 Campaign theme, From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All, highlights the increase of violent attacks against women and girls who claim their right to education, and the continued barriers to women's and girls' education across the globe. You can find more information on our WLP Partner 16 Days Activities Page and on the CWGL 16 Days Campaign home page.

WLP Morocco/ADFM Condemns Recent Government Violations of Individual Rights and Demands Penal Code Reforms to Protect Women

July 2, 2015

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In response to the recent arrest of two Moroccan women for violating “public modesty” laws by wearing short skirts, WLP ‎Morocco‬/Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) along with other women's rights organizations convened a protest on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Rabat. Read more here (Arabic). ADFM also issued the below statement to demand that the Moroccan government take necessary measures to protect women’s personal choice of clothing.

WLP Morocco/ADFM Condemns Recent National Abortion Legislation

May 26, 2015

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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.

Press Release and Ongoing Mobilization Win Victory against Child Marriage Loopholes in Moroccan Family Law (English and Arabic)

February 2, 2015

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The tireless advocacy work of WLP's partner in Morocco, l’Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), together with the Spring of Dignity Coalition, recently achieved a major victory in stopping a bill that would have eased restrictions and legalized loopholes to permit child marriage and other discriminatory practices.

Global Activists Share Stories of Empowerment to Combat Sexual Harassment in WLP Online Event

December 16, 2014

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Activists, researchers, and supporters from 40 countries took part in WLP’s 2nd global online event, “Exposing the Realities of Combatting Sexual Harassment: Activists from around the World Unite to Share their Stories,” on November 19, 2014.

Join Our Interactive Online Screenings of Two Short Documentary Films to End Violence Against Women

November 28, 2014

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As we begin the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence, Women’s Learning Partnership is thrilled to invite you to join our free online interactive screenings of two short films on eliminating gender based violence globally.

During the screenings, attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts and reactions via chat as they engage in a global discussion on gender based violence. (NOTE: This is a non-moderated, audience-centered event. Please engage respectfully.)

WLP Morocco Posts an Open Letter to the Moroccan Government to Take Action on Anti-VAW Programs (English and Arabic)

November 26, 2014

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Coinciding with the launch of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, on November 25, 2014, WLP/Morocco-Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) directed the following open letter to the Moroccan Prime Minister to express their concerns over the Moroccan government’s “foot dragging” over pending anti-violence against women (VAW) initiatives and legislation that would protect Moroccan women.

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