Middle East

Time for Formal Legal Status: An Update on Women's Rights to Collective Lands in Morocco

May 7, 2012

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Following five years of mobilization by women of collective lands (Soulaliyates) in Morocco, with the tireless support of WLP Morocco/Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), and after the publication of two ministerial circulars (July 2009 and October 2010) recognizing the right of women to compensation related to land sales, on March 30, 2012 the Ministry of Interior released a new circular (Circular 17).

Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC)

March 15, 2012

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Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), WLP’s partner organization in Palestine, was established in 1992 as a coalition founded to support women’s roles in peace negotiations and to facilitate gender mainstreaming throughout government bodies and public policies.

CRTD-A March 16 Beirut Event: Quel printemps pour la femme arabe?

March 7, 2012

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Dans le cadre du mois de la Francophonie au Liban et à l'occasion de la Journée Internationale de la Femme

L'Ambassade du Canada au Liban
et le Centre for Research and Training on Development-Action
ont l'honneur de vous inviter à une conférence intitulée

" Quel printemps pour la femme arabe ?"

Le vendredi 16 mars 2012, de 9h00 à 15h30, à l'Hôtel Le Bristol, Beyrouth

The definition of "rural women's work" and its impact on social policies in the MENA region: CRTD-A parallel event at the UN 56th Commission on the Status of Women

March 6, 2012

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CRTD-A CSW 56 Parallel Event - Women's Social and Economic Rights in Light of Political Changes in the Arab Region

February 27, 2012

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Women's Social and Economic Rights in Light of Political Changes in the Arab Region

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, March 5, 2012

WLP Morocco/ Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM)

February 24, 2012

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ADFM is a non- profit, non-governmental feminist association whose work is grounded in the following principles:

ADFM CSW 56 Parallel Event - Women and the Right to Collective Lands in Morocco

February 20, 2012

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February 16, 2012

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What do Islamist victories across the Middle East mean for the future of democracy and women’s rights?

Will the Arab world follow in Iran’s footsteps?

Leading activists from the Middle East available to discuss the future of women’s rights during this time of political uncertainty in the wake of the Arab Spring.

*Interviews Available With Speakers*

Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran/USA) – Former Minister for Women's Affairs, Iran; Founder & President, Women’s Learning Partnership
Asma Khader(Jordan) – UN Special Investigator for Human Rights Abuses in Libya; Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women; Former Minister of Culture; Leading Women’s Rights & International Lawyer
Lina Abou-Habib (Lebanon) – Leading activist for Women’s Right to Nationality; Executive Director, Collective for Research & Training on Development-Action
Sawsan Gad (Egypt) – Co-founder of Harassmap, a Cairo-based anti-harassment NGO
Rabéa Naciri (Morocco)Member, National Human Rights Council of Morocco; Co-founder, Democratic Association of Moroccan Women
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini (Iran/ UK) Co-founder, International Civil Society Action Network

Parastoo Dokouhaki and Marzieh Rasouli Arrested in Continued Wave of Crackdown on Iranian Journalists

January 20, 2012

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Change for Equality: Parastoo Dokouhaki a women’s rights activist, journalist and researcher covering social issues and Marzieh Rasouli a journalist reporting on music and book publications were arrested on January 15 and 17 respectively.

WLP Morocco/ADFM Sends Open Letter to New Head of Government Calling for Further Action to Advance Women's Equality

January 9, 2012

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To Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane Head of Government

We are pleased to address you, after your appointment by King Mohammed VI, as Head of the Government, wishing you every success in your mission.

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