Middle East

Political Participation, Grassroots Advocacy, and CEDAW: WLP Partners Speak

December 4, 2009

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In October, WLP organized two panel discussions in Washington, D.C. to reflect upon the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the ten-year anniversary of WLP, and the launch of Iranian Women's One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story, the latest volume in WLP's Translation Series.

Second Rabat Call to Action Launched / Deuxième Appel de Rabat de la Coalition Régionale « Egalité sans Réserve » - La CEDAW à l’ère des transitions politiques

April 16, 2014

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On Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Rabat the regional Equality Without Reservation Coalition launched its renewed call for the lifting

Equality Without Reservation Campaign

April 16, 2014

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Equality Without Reservation (EWR) is an campaign based in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region, consisting of 120 organizations from 17 Arab countries, advocating for the removal of all reservations to the international Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); ratification of the Convention’s Optional Protocol; and full implementation of the Con

MENA Regional Training of Trainers Institute Part II Convenes in Amman

April 10, 2014

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From January 30-February 3, 2014 WLP Jordan/Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J) held the second phase of the MENA Regional Training of Trainers Institute in Women’s Leadership and Political Participation (TOT) in Amman, Jordan with participants representing organizations in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Achieving the MDGs for women and girls in times of transition in the MENA region

February 11, 2014

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Women's Learning Partnership & the Equality Without Reservation Campaign

invite you to the CSW 58 parallel event:

Achieving the MDGs for women and girls in times of transition in the MENA region

Tuesday, March 18: 10:30-12PM

The Church Center of the United Nations, 777 1st Avenue, E 44th St, New York, NY

After advocacy by women's movement, Morocco makes major reform to rape law

January 9, 2014

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Following significant advocacy by WLP Morocco/ADFM and other Moroccan women’s rights organizations, on January 8, 2014, the Moroccan Parliament finally adopted the draft law to amend article 475 of the Criminal /penal Code, which allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they married their victim.

Identity, Gender, and Activism in the Middle East-North Africa: An Online Discussion with Activists & Artists from the Region

December 10, 2013

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This February WLP launches our inaugural online Forum:

Identity, Gender, and Activism in the Middle East-North Africa


An Interactive Online Discussion with Activists & Artists from the Region 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 GMT

Lebanese Women's Right to Nationality and Full Citizenship Campaign Holds Record-breaking Sit-in

December 6, 2013

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WLP Morocco/ADFM & Moroccan Women's Organizations Stop Flawed GBV Bill + Achieve Formal CSO Consultation

November 15, 2013

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While Morocco women’s rights activists and organizations have long been seeking a comprehensive law to combat gender-based violence, the bill recently drafted by the Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development (bill 103.13, 2013) was far from what the women’s movement sought.

WLP Morocco/ADFM Joint Press Release on Draft Violence Against Women Bill

November 15, 2013

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Press statement of Moroccan feminist movement 
RE: Bill 103.13 on the "Fight against violence against women"
Casablanca, November 6, 2013
 
Feminist associations, member associations of the "Spring of Dignity,” and collective and national networks of women’s counseling centers met in Casablanca on November 6th, 2013 to examine bill 103.13 on the "Fight against violence against women" prepared by the M
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