Leading to Choices Multimedia
The curriculum’s three DVDs, dubbed in Arabic, use the voices of well-known actors from Jordan and the region to share new concepts in a familiar idiom. The curriculum includes a training handbook and three guides that provide interactive, scenario-based activities. Examples of participatory and democratic learning throughout the curriculum enable human rights and democracy activists, educators, women leaders, and facilitators to learn how to implement successful advocacy campaigns, communicate effectively with the media, and train trainers.
WLP, in cooperation with WLP partner in Morocco, Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc, published the French edition of Leading to Choices: A Multimedia Curriculum for Leadership Learning. It is the second culture-specific adaptation of WLP's innovative multimedia training package.
WLP and BAOBAB Convene Learning Institute for Women's Leadership and Training of Trainers in Sub-Saharan Africa
Twenty-five women from eight African countries met in Calabar, Nigeria for the Africa Regional Learning Institute for Women's Leadership and Training of Trainers. Co-organized by WLP and BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights, the five-day Institute aimed to strengthen participants' capacity to become better trainers and advocates in empowering grassroots women to become effective decision-makers in their families, communities, and societies. Participants were from Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Among them were Vabah Gayflor, Minister of Gender and Development in Liberia, and Hafsat Abiola, President of the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy in Nigeria.
WLP Holds Global Training of Trainers to Develop Curriculum for Women Refugees and Family Law Advocacy
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.
The following article is a first-person account of an interview with Julie Cisse, Founder and Coordinator of GIPS WAR, conducted by WLP Senior Global Facilitator Lina Abou-Habib in Dakar, Senegal, May 30, 2015.
Training of Trainers in Mutare, Zimbabwe, Brings WLP Model to Schools, Government, and Civil Society
On August 13-16, 2014, WLP Zimbabwe/Women’s Self Promotion Movement (WSPM) convened a National Training of Trainers (TOT) institute in the city of Mutare.
Women in Kyrgyzstan Plan to Advance Women's Political Participation at WLP Training of Trainers in Bishkek
From March 23-27, 2012 a national Training of Trainers (TOT) on "Leadership and Women's Political Participation" was held by WLP Kyrgyzstan/Citizens Against Corruption as part of WLP's Global Training of Trainers Initiative.
The Leading to Choices Multimedia Curriculum is an innovative multimedia training package designed to empower women to participate as leaders in the decision-making processes that impact their lives.
It provides interactive, scenario-based activities and illustrative examples of how to create participatory and democratic learning environments, how to implement successful advocacy campaigns, and how to develop compelling messages for target audiences. The curriculum is based on a concept of participatory leadership that enables women and men to develop skills to prevent conflict, share power, and build coalitions to promote human rights, social justice, and peace.
Our signature manual Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women has been used in interactive leadership training workshops with thousands of participants in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Building on the success of this manual, we developed Leading to Choices: A Multimedia Curriculum for Leadership Learning, which consists of three videos on effective communication, interactive facilitation, and advocacy for change, and has been used in training of trainers for hundreds of NGO leaders and activists.
More recently, Yes I Can: Youth manual Leadership for Teens is the first publication of the Young Women’s Learning Partnership (YWLP) initiative. The manual focuses on the transformative leadership capacities of girls and boys, and helps workshop participants develop collective solutions.
- Family Law Reform: Advocacy, Legal and Comparative Resources
- Political Participation: Women's Representation in Politics Data, Quotas database and analysis, and International Legal Agreements
- Women, Peace and Security: UN Security Council Resolutions, National Action Plans and Violence Against Women Resources
- Women's Human Rights: International Legal Agreements, and CEDAW Advocacy, Legal Cases and Country Comparison