Americas

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

Programs in

Thais Corral

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Thais Corral is Coordinator of CEMINA–Comunicação, Educação e Informação em Gênero, a women’s rights organization in Brazil that produces local radio programs on gender issues and conducts training workshops for women broadcasters and activists in the use of radio for women’s rights advocacy. CEMINA’s work has resulted in the establishment of women's programming at over 400 community and commercial radio stations in Brazil. Ms.

Jacqueline Pitanguy

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Jacqueline Pitanguy, a sociologist and political scientist, is the Founder and Director of Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação (CEPIA), a non-governmental organization based in Rio de Janeiro. At CEPIA Ms. Pitanguy coordinates research on gender issues and facilitates advocacy and educational programs relating to violence against women and reproductive health. She has been a Professor at the Pontificia Universidade Católica de Rio de Janeiro and at Rutgers University, where she held the Laurie New Jersey Chair in Women’s Studies from 1991-92.

Christiane Amanpour

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Christiane Amanpour is CNN’s chief international correspondent based in London. Her work has led her to the war-torn regions of the Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and the Persian Gulf. She is also a contributor to CBS News’ 60 Minutes, the first reporter ever to broker this kind of dual assignment.

Peggy Antrobus

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Peggy Antrobus is a women’s rights activist and scholar. She has held a number of leadership positions with governmental and non-governmental organizations advocating for the advancement of women in Caribbean societies, including Director of the Women’s Bureau, Office of the Prime Mininster in Jamaica (1974-1977) and Secretary of the Caribbean Coordinating Committee on Women’s Affairs (1977-1978). She was a founding member of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) in 1984 and the DAWN General Coordinator from 1990-1996.

Marjorie Agosin

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Marjorie Agosin, born in Chile in 1955, is a poet, author, and literary critic. She is also an award-winning human rights activist who has been honored with both the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor (for lifetime achievement) by the Chilean government and the United Nations Leadership Award for Human Rights.

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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