Human Rights

WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women's Movement

WLP's Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement records the narratives of prominent and grassroots women’s rights activists and documents the experiences and eye-witness accounts of individuals who have worked across religions, cultures, and regions to advance the global women’s movement.

WLP Builds “Lifelines” between Art and Activism at Poetry Reading Event During CSW61

March 21, 2017

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On March 17, 2017, Women’s Learning Partnership hosted a parallel event to the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) titled Lifelines: The Poetry of Human Rights. It was held at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City, convening notable women poets to read their original works to an audience of more than 100 people. The women spoke across ethnic, racial, and socio-economic divides on themes of exile, the process of healing, and peacebuilding.

WLP Morocco/ADFM Organizes Seminar and Protest for Soulaliyate Women’s Land Rights

March 13, 2017

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On March 2, 2017, WLP Morocco/L’Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) convened a national seminar and sit-in outside Parliament in Rabat to demand gender equality in collective lands. The seminar provided a platform for Soulaliyate women “women of collective lands” to present to responsible authorities, journalists, and the public their demands and the difficulties they still face.

WLP to Hold Parallel Events on Syrian Refugees, Human Rights Poetry for CSW61

March 3, 2017

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Women’s Learning Partnership will be hosting two parallel events during the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York City. Expert panelists will discuss empowering Syrian refugee women, and leading women poets will present readings on violence and peace. 

Family Law Reform Workshops Underway in 11 Countries

February 7, 2017

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WLP partner organizations and affiliated civil-society groups from 11 countries are holding workshops on family law reform throughout early 2017. The content of these trainings will be based on research from case studies commissioned for WLP’s new global initiative, Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-based Violence. 

Women's Learning Partnership Statement for the Women’s March on Washington Taking Place January 21, 2017

January 17, 2017

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Women’s Learning Partnership’s Written Statement for the Women’s March on Washington Taking Place on January 21, 2017

In every aspect of her life, a woman's autonomy, freedom, and opportunities are shaped by the degree to which her nation's laws uphold gender equality, and which cultural practices limit her ability to participate in decision making at the family, national and country levels.

Beirut Book Launch for "Violence without Borders" Featuring Author Yakın Ertürk

December 12, 2016

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Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), the Collective for Research & Training on Development - Action (CRTD-A), and the Lebanese American University will host the Beirut launch of Violence without Borders: Paradigm, policy and praxis concerning violence against women on December 15, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:00pm Beirut (GMT+2). The launch features author Yakın Ertürk and a keynote address by the Dutch Ambassador to Lebanon. The discussion will be moderated by Asma Khader, President of Sisterhood is Global Institute-Jordan (SIGI/J) and Lina Abou-Habib, Executive Director of WLP.

Violence without Borders: Paradigm, policy and praxis concerning violence against women

Women's Learning Partnership Translation Series
Author: Yakin Ertürk

Violence without Borders helps us understand the process by which patriarchy, discriminatory legal systems, institutions, and hegemonic values make violence against women endemic, beginning at the level of the family and local community. Following a theoretical discussion on violence against women and human rights and an overview of the international human rights framework, Ertürk presents ten country case studies drawing on her experience working with United Nations institutions and mechanisms to shed light on the underlying reasons for women’s disempowerment – and ultimately their empowerment in joining forces to change patriarchal hierarchies in their respective societies and the world at large.

Women's Learning Partnership: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2016

November 17, 2016

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From November 25 to December 10, 2016, WLP partners from all over the globe will organize and participate in workshops, film screenings, and events as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Since its inception in 1991, more than 5,000 organizations from over 180 countries have participated. This year's theme, From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All, highlights violence as a barrier to women's and girls' education.

 

Training on Human Rights and Democracy Building in Turkey

October 31, 2016

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WLP’s Turkey partner FSWW held an Advanced Training of Trainers (TOT) Institute on human rights and democracy-building on September 5-9, 2016, in Istanbul. Eleven women, all experienced WLP workshop facilitators in FSWW’s network, participated in the training.

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