Human Rights

WLP Bahrain/BWA Builds Regional Solidarity in 2013

April 28, 2014

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Throughout 2013 WLP Bahrain/Bahrain Women’s Association (BWA) launched and participated in a number of events outside of Bahrain, strengthening regional and international solidarity with other NGOs and WLP partner organizations. BWA held leadership trainings for women in Kuwait and Qatar using the Leading to Choices curriculum, while BWA members also participated in regional convenings of women’s human rights activists in Egypt and Jordan.

Partner Organization’s Training Reaches Over 1400 in Zimbabwe

April 28, 2014

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The WLP leadership and political participation curriculum reached over 1400 women, men, youth, civil society workers, and government employees in the past year through trainings implemented by WLP Zimbabwe/Women’s Self Promotion Movement (WSPM) and other civil society organizations in Zimbabwe trained by WSPM. This spread of WLP’s grassroots workshops is a cascading effect of a recent WLP Training of Trainers Institute (TOT) held in Harare, Zimbabwe by WSPM in February 2013.

Launching of “Mouvement Asma Khader” Commemorated With March on International Women’s Day in DRC

April 28, 2014

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On March 8, 2014, International Women’s Day, in Fizi Centre, South Kivu province, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), nearly 3000 women, men, and youth participated in a public march marking the beginning of the “Mouvement Asma Khader,” and calling for an end to the impunity of perpetrators of gender-based violence in their communities. “Mouvement Asma Khader” is an activist network that was created by the DRC-based NGO Action des Femmes a la Non-Violence (AFNV), and dedicated to fighting gender-based violence in DRC.

WLP Partner in Zimbabwe Supports Women to Challenge the Status Quo in the Democratic Republic of Congo

April 25, 2014

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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

WLP Film Screening Stimulates Discussion on Gender Justice, Democracy, and Education in India

April 10, 2014

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On December 17, 2013, WLP’s affiliate in India, Asmita Resource Centre for Women, held a screening of WLP’s documentary, Because our Cause is Just in Hyderabad. Following the screening, audience members had a lively conversation about the parallels between challenges to women’s rights and democracy in the MENA region and in India.

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

Human Rights & 21st Century Challenges: 20+ Years After the UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna

February 7, 2014

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3:00-7:30 PM, March 19, 2014
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall at The New School 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY

Click here to register | Not in New York? Click here to join us via Livestream.

Click here for the full list of WLP's CSW events, Thursday, March 13-Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

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.
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