Africa

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

Gender Equality and Unrest in Morocco

March 1, 2011

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

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

Ayesha Mje-Tei Imam

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Ayesha Imam is a women's human rights activist, as well as a researcher, writer, and trainer on gender issues. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights, a Nigeria-based non-profit organization working for women’s human rights and legal rights under customary, religious, and secular law in Africa and internationally. BAOBAB's activities include research, publication, training, and awareness-raising campaigns on women’s human rights and state obligations in national and international law. In 2002, Dr.

Navanethem Pillay

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An expert in the field of international human rights law, Navanethem Pillay is a Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which is charged with bringing to justice the perpetrators of the 1994 genocide. Judge Pillay is credited for a precedent-setting decision that established that rape, under certain conditions, can be considered genocide and a crime against humanity. She is the first black woman to serve as Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, and has represented political detainees and prisoners of conscience for over thirty years.

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