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Directory of Women Leaders

This section contains an online Directory of Women Leaders, particularly those from the Global South and those working on Global South issues. Designed to be used as a reference resource, the Directory seeks to increase the visibility of women leaders and help connect individuals, organizations, and networks who focus on women's human rights, democracy and civil society, peace and conflict resolution, information and communication technologies, and international development, among other issues.

Multimedia Material

2020 Vision: Mobilizing for Women's Rights and Eliminating Violence Against Women (Mar 2010)WLP generates multimedia materials for radio, video/television, CD-ROM, and the Internet. These materials are based on WLP events, such as panels and symposia, as well as the experiences of our partner organizations working for women's rights.

Our multimedia materials support and augment our programs by addressing the themes of leadership and empowerment, ICT for social change, women's human rights, culture of peace, and political participation.

Learning Tools

WLP produces culture-specific training curriculum for women in the Global South, particularly Muslim-majority societies. In cooperation with WLP, these training materials are translated, adapted, and tested by women's organizations indigenous to the intended participant group.

WLP Convenes First Regional Institute in Central America

February 26, 2008

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The Institute brought together twenty-four participants from seven countries in the region: Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and El Salvador. The participants, all of whom were experienced trainers and activists, welcomed the leadership concepts and methodologies offered in the manual, as well as the application of the leadership concept and methodology to diverse fields, including economic justice, women’s health and reproductive rights, violence against women, indigenous rights, human rights, youth advocacy, and microfinance.

WLP and CRTD-A Convene Middle East-Gulf Regional Learning Institute for Women’s Leadership

November 21, 2005

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WLP convened the Institute to create an opportunity for women activists in the region to develop skills in participatory leadership, facilitation, communications, and advocacy, building their capacity as leaders. In a role play on communicating with the media, participants took on the role of guests in a TV talk show, defending contrasting points of view. "One should not treat interacting with the media as an exam, but simply as a means of getting across a message and building public support for your goals," said Moroccan partner Amina Lemrini.

Regional Learning Institute for Women's Leadership in Central Asia

August 27, 2005

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The Institute took place amidst an atmosphere of heightened security and political tensions in the region. In the face of increasing restrictions on civil society and NGOs, human rights, and press freedom in the region, WLP brought participants together to create a regional network of women’s rights advocates working to advance women in leadership and decision-making positions.

Maghreb Regional Institute for Women's Leadership and Training of Trainers

December 14, 2004

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 It has taken my generation 20 years to learn how to speak to the media in convincing ways and I want this new generation to learn these skills more quickly. 
— Institute Participant

Twenty-six women’s rights activists and leaders of women’s groups from Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia participated in the Institute, one of the first training and networking forums that brought together women activists from across the region. In the Maghreb context, leadership ability is often linked with privileged positions granted through family or tribal ties, money, and education. However, Institute participants identified a number of “ordinary” women as leaders because of their courage and the risks they took in raising their voices against certain taboo issues and unjust practices.

WLP and Afghan Institute of Learning Convene Institute for Women’s Leadership in Kabul

April 13, 2004

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By the end of the Institute, three teams of participants each developed a final project that addressed a social problem facing their community. One group decided to create a national political front based on meritocracy and gender inclusiveness to help build national consensus and unity, and increase voter turn-out and participation in the next national elections in Afghanistan. This front, which they called the National Consensus Front, would consist of one male and one female representative from each political party and would collectively work for the common good, sustainable development, and peace in Afghanistan.

WLP and Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan Convene Middle East/North Africa Institute for Women's Leadership in Jordan

December 15, 2003

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WLP convened the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) Regional Roaming Institute for Women's Leadership from December 9-15, 2003 in Petra, Jordan. Thirty women leaders from eleven Arab countries including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, and Yemen took part in the week-long Institute for training of trainers.

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