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"Women's Rights are Human Rights": Fifteen Years After Beijing, Activists Mark Progress and Chart Future

May 21, 2010

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Emphasizing Women's Contributions to Democracy and Politics at the Sixth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

May 21, 2010

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Representing over half of the world's population, women are crucial, but still often overlooked representatives of their families, communities, and cultures in achieving a fully informed, engaged, and democratic electorate. With a number of upcoming national and municipal elections taking place around the world, we hope to continue to celebrate and build upon recent breakthroughs, ranging from the record percentage of women now serving in Rwanda's parliament to the 2009 election of four women into the parliament of Kuwait--the first women to accomplish this.

WLP Partners Share Progress, Achievements, and Challenges

May 21, 2010

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On April 10-11 in Jakarta, Indonesia, WLP held its 2010 Transnational Partners Convening (TPC) with partners from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe, prior to the World Movement for Democracy's Sixth Assembly. WLP partners shared strategies for enhancing the Partnership's work in political participation, ending violence against women, our peer-to-peer mentoring and exchange program, and advocacy campaigns, in light of challenges such as increasing extremism, restrictive NGO laws, and a challenging funding landscape.

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    "Women's Rights are Human Rights": Fifteen Years After Beijing, Activists Mark Progress and Chart Future

    March 31, 2010

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    In late February, over 2,000 activists, delegates, and leaders gathered in Manhattan to mark fifteen years since the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. The energy was high at the Global NGO Forum: Beijing +15, where speakers marked progress and achievements and shared challenges for the future. WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami, who participated in the landmark 1995 Beijing Summit, spoke to the audience, discussing key issues facing women today -- including gender-based violence, movement-building, and political participation.

    Congratulations Nadine, Temitayo, S G, Nuseir, and Eyinade for Winning yWLP's CEDAW Youth Essay Contest...

    May 21, 2010

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