Leading to Choices

Profound and Lasting Impact: Evaluating Workshops in Afghanistan

May 5, 2008

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During the evaluation workshop, participants commented that even though a year had passed since they took part in the training, they remembered everything they had learned because the training had a profound and lasting impact on their lives. One woman described how the Leading to Choices curriculum gave her the courage to convince her uncle to send his daughter to school.

Youth Leadership Institute Held in Morocco

January 2, 2008

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“The proverb, ‘It is through fun and enjoyment that one learns the most’ is well-suited for this training. It opened our eyes to a type of collegial and participative learning environment, based on a positive atmosphere! We learned a lot while having fun. We hope that this evening, our relationships will be ‘To be continued’ instead of ‘The End’,” commented one youth participant at the end of the Institute.

2007 Arabic eCourse with participants from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine

October 3, 2007

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The eCourse focuses on five themes from WLP’s seminal work, Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women: developing participatory and personal leadership skills; communicating persuasively; creating a shared vision; and mobilizing resources. Over the ten-week period, participants will complete reading and writing assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities.

Snapshot of Leadership Workshops in 2005

September 25, 2007

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Here are some examples of leadership training workshops that took place in 2005. These stories offer a sampling of the different themes present in WLP's leadership workshops.

Prototype Persian Course with Participants from Iran and Afghanistan

March 21, 2007

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From January-March 2004, four leading Afghan and Iranian participants worked together over a ten-week period to develop, test and adapt the curriculum for the Persian eCourse. Course sessions focused on four primary areas of leadership learning: exploring the concept of participatory leadership and the ethics of good leadership, examining personal leadership skills, developing a personal vision statement, and formulating a shared vision statement.

Kazakh Women Activists Highlight Importance of Intergenerational Relations

August 13, 2006

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Many women activists left the workshop with renewed energy for social advocacy. "After attending the workshop I am convinced of the importance of being a leader in my own life. I shall work out a plan of action for the next five years. I want to know more about technology and how to use technology effectively to strengthen public advocacy for the welfare of women," said one participant.

WLP Malaysia Brings together Union Leaders and Women Activists

August 13, 2006

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The majority of the labor unionists were new to the participatory leadership approach and to gender analysis. Many male participants found that the workshop challenged their views on gender relations, leading them to question their behavior towards female colleagues and family members. One unionist reported, "I was blind to women's problems in our country. But I'm willing to reopen my eyes, reassess the situation, and play my part to achieve gender equality." A few men decided to organize discussions within their unions on the role of gender relations in society.

Leadership Workshops in India and Malaysia Lead to Cooperative Efforts to Empower Women

March 5, 2006

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"Although for me a leader meant only a political leader, I have learned that we can also be leaders in our lives," expressed one participant. Another said, "I was inspired to come forward to help the women of our village, as well as other people, so that we can work together as one."

AFCF Convenes National Institute for Women's Leadership in Mauritania

May 20, 2005

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Several participants emphasized the importance of training that integrates an understanding of the culture of human rights and draws on local experiences in defining problems and solutions. Other participants expressed the need for more programming addressing women's economic status, literacy, slavery, and the personal status code. There was a broad agreement that women needed to take on more managerial roles in Mauritania in order to improve the status of women.

Iranian Women's Rights Organizations Gather during Multimedia Leadership Workshop

September 9, 2006

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September 2006: Twelve women leaders from seven Iranian women’s rights organizations gathered together from August 30 – September 1, 2006 to take part in a leadership training workshop using the Persian Leading to Choices multimedia curriculum.

During the workshop, participants explored ways of raising issues pertaining to women’s rights that cannot be openly discussed. One scenario involved two women waiting for a bus during which an older woman activist opens a conversation with a young girl and gradually goes on to discuss reproductive rights and the unfairness of divorce laws.

Participants also learned about the use of technology for advocacy and enacted role play scenarios to hone their negotiation skills.

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