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Bills under Review by Kyrgyz Parliament Threaten Civil Society

June 22, 2015

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In Kyrgyzstan, two bills that present formidable threats to civil society and constitutionally-protected liberties are currently under review by Parliament. Echoing Russia’s policies toward NGOs, the “foreign agents” bill aims to intensify government oversight of such organizations under the pretext of national security. This bill not only extends to public authorities the right to intervene in the internal affairs of any NGO that receives foreign funding, but also forces such organizations to register as “foreign agents” or otherwise cease to operate within Kyrgyzstan.

Snapshots: Fall 2014 Across the Partnership

December 17, 2014

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Leadership training in India, an activist convention in Egypt, and human rights movement building in Marrakesh... These are just a few of the exciting activities happening around the Partnership this fall.

Women’s Learning Partnership’s Written Statement for CSW59

December 16, 2014

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WLP submitted this written statement to the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The statement builds on discussions held at WLP’s 2014 Transnational Partners Convening (TPC) and highlights key issues currently facing our Partnership that will be discussed at WLP-hosted events at CSW59 in March 2015. WLP will hold a screening of our new film on human rights at the New School’s 12th St. Auditorium on March 10, 2015, from 6:30-8:30pm. We will share additional details on WLP’s and our partners’ activities at CSW when we have more information.

Global Activists Share Stories of Empowerment to Combat Sexual Harassment in WLP Online Event

December 16, 2014

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Activists, researchers, and supporters from 40 countries took part in WLP’s 2nd global online event, “Exposing the Realities of Combatting Sexual Harassment: Activists from around the World Unite to Share their Stories,” on November 19, 2014.

WLP Partners Convene for 15th Anniversary Transnational Meeting and Strategy Exchange

December 12, 2014

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WLP held its 2014 Transnational Partners Convening (TPC) on October 4-7, in Potomac, Maryland, with WLP board members and representatives of WLP partners from Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Turkey, USA, and Zimbabwe.

Pakistan Flood Victims Need Urgent Humanitarian Aid

September 30, 2014

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The lives of millions of men, women, and children are presently at risk due to devastating floods across large areas of Pakistan.

eNews 36: Despite Extremist Threats, Women Continue the Fight for Rights & Democracy

August 18, 2014

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Kyrgyzstan Radio Program Strengthens Women’s Political Participation, While Draft Law Threatens NGO Freedom

August 15, 2014

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WLP-trained Candidates Elected to Indonesia People’s Consultative Assembly

August 15, 2014

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This April twelve Indonesian women trained by WLP Indonesia/WYDII were elected to the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly, and will be sworn in this October. The elections were the first under a new quota system mandating at least 30% of each party’s ticket be comprised of women candidates.

WLP-Trained Candidates Elected to Indonesia People’s Consultative Assembly

August 15, 2014

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This April twelve Indonesian women trained by WLP Indonesia/WYDII were elected to the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly, and will be sworn in this October. The elections were the first under a new quota system mandating at least 30% of each party’s ticket be comprised of women candidates.

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