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WLP Launches New Global Directory of Women Leaders

WLP is pleased to announce the launch of a new online Directory of Women Leaders from the Global South. Designed to be used as a resource and networking tool, the directory features biographical and professional profiles of women activists, policy-makers, scholars, and NGO leaders from the Global South who have devoted their lives to supporting the advancement and empowerment of women. The Directory is an ongoing project to increase the visibility of women leaders and to connect individuals, organizations, and networks working on issues of women’s human rights, democracy and civil society, peace and conflict resolution, women and ICTs, and international development. Search Directory

WLP Programs Expand to Latin America

WLP is initiating a Spanish adaptation of our leadership curriculum for Latin America. Malena de Montis, a feminist activist and Founder of the Center for Democratic Participation and Development (Cenzontle) and the Women’s Development Fund (FODEM) is working with WLP to create a Spanish language edition of Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women, which will be tested in workshops held in cooperation with local women’s organizations in Nicaragua.

Leadership Training Handbooks Now Available in Six Languages on WLP’s Website

English Edition of Leading to Choices In an effort to make our learning materials more widely accessible, WLP’s leadership training manual, Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women, is now available for download from the WLP website in Shamy-Arabic, English, French, Persian, Russian, and Swahili. The curriculum has been used in leadership training workshops with over 3,000 women throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Culture-specific editions of the handbook are available in nine languages including Assamese, Maghreby-Arabic, and Uzbek and can be purchased through WLP's online store. Download publications or visit WLP’s online store.

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    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."

    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.

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