Leading to Choices

WLP Turkey Collaborates With Local Women Coops in Van and Mus

May 5, 2014

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Kazakh Partner Trains Youth, Civil Society, and Elected Officials Throughout 2013 Despite Rising Repression and Extremism

May 2, 2014

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WLP Indonesia Trains Women Political Aspirants and Community Leaders

April 28, 2014

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On November 10-11, 2013, in response to Indonesia’s new electoral quota system and in preparation for elections held April 9, 2014, WLP Indonesia/Women and Youth Development Institute Indonesia (WYDII) launched a Political Participation Capacity Building Institute.

Bahraini Partner Organization’s 2013 Trainings Yield Positive Results for Gender Justice

April 28, 2014

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Partner Organization’s Training Reaches Over 1400 in Zimbabwe

April 28, 2014

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The WLP leadership and political participation curriculum reached over 1400 women, men, youth, civil society workers, and government employees in the past year through trainings implemented by WLP Zimbabwe/Women’s Self Promotion Movement (WSPM) and other civil society organizations in Zimbabwe trained by WSPM. This spread of WLP’s grassroots workshops is a cascading effect of a recent WLP Training of Trainers Institute (TOT) held in Harare, Zimbabwe by WSPM in February 2013.

WLP Partner in Zimbabwe Supports Women to Challenge the Status Quo in the Democratic Republic of Congo

April 25, 2014

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Movement Building in Rio’s Pacified Communities

April 10, 2014

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WLP’s partner in Brazil, Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaçao e Açao (Cepia), has launched an initiative to build the leadership capabilities of women from the Pacified Communities of Rio de Janeiro. The UPP Program (Pacification Police Units) was established in 2008 in response to the high level of violence in low income urban communities (favelas). The UPPs provide a permanent police presence in the community, including more intensive policing and provision of social services.

UPDATE: WLP Kyrgyzstan- Tolekan Ismailova is Denied Fair Trial

November 30, 2012

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On November 27, 2012, the Inter-District Court of Bishkek dismissed a complaint brought to the court by Tolekan Ismailova, Director of WLP Kyrgyzstan/Human Rights Center-“Citizens Against Corruption” and the human rights Bir Duyno Film Festival.

Mainstreaming Leading to Choices in the Nationality Campaign in Lebanon

November 15, 2010

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The fourth in a series of Leading to Choices workshops was held on November 3rd and 4th, 2010, in Ta'alabaya, Lebanon in partnership with Najdeh Association. This village, with many mixed marriages, has numerous women who have been adversely impacted by their inability to pass on their nationality to their family members.

Second WLP Central Asia Regional Institute Brings Activists to Leadership and Advocacy Training

November 11, 2010

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For civil society, Central Asia has become one of the most difficult places to work. Freedom of assembly, an open press, and internet usage have eroded throughout the region.

Uzbekistan has remained all but closed to NGO activity. WLP's former partner in Uzbekistan, Tashkent Women's Resource Center (TWRC), which organized WLP's first Central Asia Regional Institute in 2005 in cooperation with Shymkent Women's Resource Center (SWRC), was forcibly closed by the government in 2006.

Kyrgyzstan has seen significant political turmoil, with a coup in April. A violent outbreak in southern Kyrgyzstan in early June led to further attempts to intimidate and silence human rights activists.

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