2016 Events

Beirut Book Launch for "Violence without Borders" Featuring Author Yakın Ertürk

December 12, 2016

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Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), the Collective for Research & Training on Development - Action (CRTD-A), and the Lebanese American University will host the Beirut launch of Violence without Borders: Paradigm, policy and praxis concerning violence against women on December 15, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:00pm Beirut (GMT+2). The launch features author Yakın Ertürk and a keynote address by the Dutch Ambassador to Lebanon. The discussion will be moderated by Asma Khader, President of Sisterhood is Global Institute-Jordan (SIGI/J) and Lina Abou-Habib, Executive Director of WLP.

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.
 

WLP’s Global Partners Gather for Annual Strategic Meeting

October 19, 2016

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Women’s Learning Partnership hosted its 16th Transnational Partners Convening (TPC) in Bethesda, Maryland from October 1 through 4, 2016. The meeting brought together representatives from partner organizations in Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Turkey, and Zimbabwe.

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.

 
 

Helping Women Policymakers in Mauritania Combat Violence Against Women

April 28, 2016

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AFCF, WLP’s partner in Mauritania, conducted leadership trainings for female elected officials during March and April of 2016. Twenty-five women policymakers participated in total—ten parliamentarians from the capital of Nouakchott and 15 others representing various municipalities in the country.

 
 

Building Capacity, Engaging Youth, and Promoting Human Rights in Morocco

April 27, 2016

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ADFM, WLP’s partner in Morocco, hosted a series of workshops throughout the spring of 2016 designed to provide local activists with relevant skills and knowledge for women’s rights and activism. 

 

Promoting Women’s Political Participation in the DRC Through Leadership Training

March 15, 2016

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WSPM, WLP’s partner in Zimbabwe, hosted a National Training of Trainers on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation for activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo in March 2016.

 
 
 

Family Law and Violence: Reports from the Field

March 14, 2016

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At CSW60 this March, WLP intends to approach the review theme of elimination and prevention of violence against women from an innovative angle.  Around the world, women are impacted by gender-related legislation that determines their right to marry, travel, hold a job, choose their place of residence, or make decisions about their children’s rights. WLP will present the research and solutions of scholars and activists who have witnessed the connection between these laws as practiced in parts of the Global South and violence against women. The session will discuss the cultural, traditional, and religious foundations of these laws and demonstrate that legal reform is directly related to ending violence against women. Panelists will share challenges and best practices in legal reform from their countries and discuss next steps for the 2015-2030 agenda.

Lifelines: The Poetry of Human Rights

February 29, 2016

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Lifelines are women's voices cast across divides to convey understanding and appreciation for the pain of exile, torture, violence and war, and the possibility of starting afresh, of healing, safety, and peace. On Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:30am at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York, six poet-activists presented powerful readings and performances, facilitated by acclaimed Ghanaian-American poet and academic Abena Busia. Presented by WOMEN’S LEARNING PARTNERSHIP in collaboration with the AFRICAN WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT FUND USA and BLACK LIVES MATTER.

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