Americas

WLP Statement to the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

November 26, 2012

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Breaking Barriers to Advance Gender-Just Peace: WLP Co-convenes Women Peacemakers at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

November 14, 2012

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WLP Travels to Peru for Annual Partners Meeting and the World Movement for Democracy Seventh Global Assembly

November 14, 2012

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In October, WLP traveled to Lima, Peru for the World Movement for Democracy (WMD) seventh Global Assembly, Democracy for All: Ensuring Political, Social, and Economic Inclusion. The conference brought together WLP Partners and more than 500 democracy activists, practitioners, and scholars, providing an important opportunity for learning, exchange, and networking with civil society actors from across the world.

Interview with Outgoing WLP Board Chair Jacqueline Pitanguy

December 13, 2010

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On January 1, 2011 Jacqueline Pitanguy retires after four years as Chair of WLP's Board of Directors. A sociologist and political scientist and native of Brazil, she will remain a WLP board member as she focuses on the non-governmental organization she founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1990, CEPIA (Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaco e Acao – Citizenship, Studies, Oversight, Information and Action). CEPIA promotes human and citizenship rights on health, sexual and reproductive rights, violence, poverty, employment and access to justice.

Appeal to US on CEDAW from Brazil

November 18, 2010

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CEDAW is the only international convention that is oriented towards women, more than half of the humanity who still faces, in all countries, independently of culture, religion, race, ethnicity, the burden of a universal cultural heritage of gender inequality reflected, in some countries, in laws, in others still present in cultural patterns in spite of advancements in the legal frame. Violence against women, widespread and brutal, is still present in all countries, and only in 1993 it was recognized as a human rights violation at the UN Human Rights Conference on Human Rights.

Appeal to US on CEDAW from Nicaragua

November 17, 2010

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The United States could be an historical leader in defending human rights around the world. Now, after 31 years of CEDAW’s existence, the U.S has an opportunity to lead the way to equality, accompanied by numerous international activists, who have fought endlessly to create a world, equal for everyone. The advances we have seen in the matter of human rights for Woman are impressive, but they are not fast enough. The U.S ratification of CEDAW will represent a milestone and will encourage the promotion and protection of human rights for all.

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.

Americas

Partner Organizations

Brazil, Nicaragua

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Angela E. V. King

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Angela E.V. King has served as Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, at the level of Assistant Secretary-General since 1997. Ms. King chairs the Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender and Equality (IANWGE) and supervises the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW). She has a long history of active work for the advancement of women in the UN Secretariat; she was a founding member of the ad hoc Group on Equal Rights for Women and chairs the Secretariat’s High-level Steering Committee on Improving the Status of Women.
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