Africa

Gender Equality and Unrest in Tunisia

March 3, 2011

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Gender Equality and Unrest in Libya

March 3, 2011

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A quick look at gender equality in Libya in the context of uprisings and unrest in the country and the region

Gender Equality and Unrest in Algeria

March 3, 2011

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Gender Equality and Unrest in Morocco

March 1, 2011

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Soulaliyates, a step forward...

December 1, 2010

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On November 12th, 2010, Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) and Women Forum for Alternatives Morocco (FMAS) issued the statement: Soulaliyates, a step forward.... Prior to releasing the statement, ADFM had learned of the existence of a Ministry of Interior document that recognizes, henceforth, the right of women to enjoy compensation for collective lands transfers throughout Morocco on an equal footing with men. Convinced of the credibility of its sources, ADFM decided to produce the press release and called a press conference to raise public awareness on campaign developments, but also as a measure of pressure on the authorities to prevent any decline in this momentum.

BAOBAB Holds Political Participation Training in Abia State, Nigeria

November 11, 2010

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Political Participation Training
Abia, Nigeria

According to Nigeria's 2006 census, women are nearly half the country's population (48.78 percent) — a percentage that is not at all reflected in women's representation in government and decision-making positions.

But that could change, and soon. As part of its commitment to increasing women's role in all of public life, BAOBAB held a July 21-27 training session in Abia for a group of politically enthusiastic and ambitious young women.

Participants included members of the media, Abia state government officials, 30 young women undergraduates and 30 women political aspirants.

Regional Hubs

A Collaborative Model for Supporting Women's Rights Organizations

The WLP partnership is a unique and forward-looking model for international training, capacity-building, and advocacy campaigns. Our partners are not just partners with WLP, but work in collaboration with one another to promote women’s rights, development, and peace.

WLP serves as a catalyst for introducing organizations to one another, and supports their joint projects. WLP facilitates the exchange of ideas and the implementation of cooperative programs across countries and continents through its online communications, training workshops, international conferences, and through its Regional Hubs.

Countries

Women's Learning Partnership is made up of WLP International in the USA and 20 WLP national and regional partners. While each partner is autonomous and independent, we share the values and aspirations of the Partnership as a whole.

WLP partner organizations operate in:
Brazil | Egypt | India | Indonesia | Iran | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Lebanon | Malaysia | Mauritania | Morocco | Mozambique | Nigeria | Pakistan | Palestine | Senegal | Turkey | Zimbabwe.

By working together, we put our collective energies behind common goals, significantly increasing our impact on the socio-political environment.

For additional insight into each partner's work and the challenges of working in a particular country, visit individual country pages, campaigns pages, and the resources section of the site.

Africa

Partner Organizations

Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Zimbabwe

Programs in

Cameroon, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Nemat Shafik

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Nemat Shafik is Vice President of Infrastructure at the World Bank. She is responsible for managing the Bank's Energy, Water, Transport and Urban sectors, as well as Project Finance and Guarantees, and directs, jointly with the International Finance Corporation, the global product groups for Information and Technology and for Oil, Gas, Chemicals and Mining. Dr. Shafik is currently the visiting Director General and former non-Executive Director of the Management Board of the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID).

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