women's rights

WLP Egypt Statement Condemning Women's Exclusion from Governorships

August 25, 2014

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PRESS RELEASE: Leading Women's Rights Activists on ISIS Threat to Women

August 8, 2014

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**Interviews Available**
CONTACT:  Catherine Harrington+1 240 752 9905  / charrington@learningpartnership.org                        


Press Release: Morocco's Springtime for Dignity Coalition Decries Prime Minister's Speech on Women's "Role" (Arabic)

June 25, 2014

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Stand with Women Who Stand for Democracy - Sample Social Media Posts #WithWomen4Democracy

June 27, 2013

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The Stand With Women Who Stand For Democracy Campaign seeks to raise global awareness that democracy will not be achieved – in the MENA region nor elsewhere – without the full participation of women and equal human rights for all citizens




Penan women visit Kuala Lumpur to highlight lack of progress on National Taskforce Report’s Recommendations

June 19, 2013

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Press Release by Penan Support Group, of which WLP Malaysia/All Women's Action Society (AWAM) is a member
Kuala Lumpur – Five Penan women have journeyed far from their villages in Middle Baram, Sarawak to the capital city Kuala Lumpur to meet with representatives from the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (MWFCD), the Human Rights C

Iranian Parliament Tightens Travel Restrictions on Single Women Up To Age 40

November 20, 2012

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Iran Obstructs Women’s Access to Education, Moves Closer to Segregating University Classes and Bars Women’s Entry to Certain Majors

August 16, 2012

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The definition of "rural women's work" and its impact on social policies in the MENA region: CRTD-A parallel event at the UN 56th Commission on the Status of Women

March 6, 2012

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February 16, 2012

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What do Islamist victories across the Middle East mean for the future of democracy and women’s rights?

Will the Arab world follow in Iran’s footsteps?

Leading activists from the Middle East available to discuss the future of women’s rights during this time of political uncertainty in the wake of the Arab Spring.

*Interviews Available With Speakers*

Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran/USA) – Former Minister for Women's Affairs, Iran; Founder & President, Women’s Learning Partnership
Asma Khader(Jordan) – UN Special Investigator for Human Rights Abuses in Libya; Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women; Former Minister of Culture; Leading Women’s Rights & International Lawyer
Lina Abou-Habib (Lebanon) – Leading activist for Women’s Right to Nationality; Executive Director, Collective for Research & Training on Development-Action
Sawsan Gad (Egypt) – Co-founder of Harassmap, a Cairo-based anti-harassment NGO
Rabéa Naciri (Morocco)Member, National Human Rights Council of Morocco; Co-founder, Democratic Association of Moroccan Women
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini (Iran/ UK) Co-founder, International Civil Society Action Network

Parastoo Dokouhaki and Marzieh Rasouli Arrested in Continued Wave of Crackdown on Iranian Journalists

January 20, 2012

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Change for Equality: Parastoo Dokouhaki a women’s rights activist, journalist and researcher covering social issues and Marzieh Rasouli a journalist reporting on music and book publications were arrested on January 15 and 17 respectively.

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