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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.

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 Joins International Peace and Human Rights Activists in Marrakesh, Morocco, and San Diego, California

December 16, 2014

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In November 2014, WLP took part in two international conferences focused on advancing human rights: the World Forum on Human Rights, in Marrakesh, Morocco, and “Defying Extremism: Gendered Responses to Religious Violence,” in San Diego, California.

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.

WLP Morocco Posts an Open Letter to the Moroccan Government to Take Action on Anti-VAW Programs (English and Arabic)

November 26, 2014

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Coinciding with the launch of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, on November 25, 2014, WLP/Morocco-Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) directed the following open letter to the Moroccan Prime Minister to express their concerns over the Moroccan government’s “foot dragging” over pending anti-violence against women (VAW) initiatives and legislation that would protect Moroccan women.

Spring of Dignity Coalition Protests Moroccan Government Inaction on Violence Against Women

November 14, 2014

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Rabat - On November 5, 2014, the Spring of Dignity Coalition, a joint women’s rights initiative of several progressive Moroccan organizations including WLP Morocco/L’Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), called a press conference to issue a statement regarding the continued stalling of anti-violence against women (VAW) legislation, and to announce their intention to hold a protest march on that issue in December 2014.

SIGI/J Spreads Awareness of Women's Legal Rights to Combat Violence Against Women in Jordan

November 6, 2014

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WLP Jordan/Sisterhood is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J) held two seminars on the topic of violence against women on October 14th and October 21st in the Jordanian cities of Dhullail and Russeifa. A total of 69 women attended the seminars, including some who were refugees from Syria. The seminars, entitled “Women, Violence, and the Law” and led by Jordanian lawyer and activist Alaa Khasawneh, are part of an ongoing SIGI/J project begun in 2012, which targets local women as well as Syrian refugees.

WLP Egypt Statement Condemning Women's Exclusion from Governorships

August 25, 2014

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