ICT for Social Change

Arabic eCourse: Prototype with Participants from Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Palestine

October 21, 2005

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From September 5 to October 21, 2005, a group of 14 experienced leadership trainers from Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine participated in a five-week prototype Arabic eCourse to test and adapt the Arabic curriculum in preparation for a full eCourse in 2006.

Cultural Boundaries and Cyber Spaces

June 1, 2000

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In order to raise awareness about the importance of a strong cadre of women leaders in strengthening civil society in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere, and to generate global dialogue on this issue during the United Nations' General Assembly Special Session on Beijing + 5, WLP convened the international symposium Cultural Boundaries & Cyber Spaces: Innovative Tools and Strategies for Strengthening Women's Leadership in Muslim Societies in New York on June 1, 2000.

The symposium brought together activists, scholars, and influential women leaders in politics, civil society, media, and information technologies from Muslim societies and elsewhere in the Global South. Discussions focused on women's definitions of leadership, new approaches to leadership, and women's uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower themselves and each other, strengthen their full potential, and mobilize grassroots communities around common causes.

Speakers included Speakers included Mahnaz Afkhami, Davar Ardalan, Janice Brodman, Charlotte Bunch, Gillian Caldwell, Noeleen Heyzer, Bushra Jabre, Zahira Kamal, Asma Khader, Amina Lemrini, Jacki Lyden, Thoraya Obaid, Ayo Obe, Shazia Rafi, Aruna Rao, and Najat Rochdi.

MENA Youth Build Online Advocacy Campaigns for a Better Tomorrow

October 8, 2015

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“We shared one passionate spirit to formulate our visions for a better tomorrow and a better world.”
- Ahmed from Egypt on his experience at the Active Citizenship and Movement Building Institute for Millennials in Beirut, Lebanon.

SIGI/J National Coalition and Youth Tech Festival Spark Action on Post-2015 Agenda

August 28, 2015

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A key outcome of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build on the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. In response, WLP Jordan/Sisterhood is Global Institute-Jordan (SIGI/J) initiated a civil society consultation process across Jordan (Aqaba, Irbid, and Amman) to contribute to the international discussion.

September 14, 2015 - The World We Seek: Reigniting the Dialogue on Human Security

August 18, 2015

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Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) and The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) present The World We Seek: Reigniting the Dialogue on Human Security. September 14, 2015, 9:30am-5:00pm.

Exposing the Realities of Combatting Sexual Harassment: Activists from Around the World Unite to Share their Stories

October 31, 2014

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Join Women’s Learning Partnership in a live global online discussion, "Exposing the Realities of Combatting Sexual Harassment." WLP presents four activists from India, Egypt, Malaysia, and the United States to expose the impact of sexual harassment on women in their countries and to share the challenges and breakthroughs they have experienced in building safer societies for women through art, public protests, journalism and advocacy campaigns.

Bahraini Partner Organization’s 2013 Trainings Yield Positive Results for Gender Justice

April 28, 2014

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Stand with Women Who Stand for Democracy - Sample Social Media Posts #WithWomen4Democracy

June 27, 2013

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The Stand With Women Who Stand For Democracy Campaign seeks to raise global awareness that democracy will not be achieved – in the MENA region nor elsewhere – without the full participation of women and equal human rights for all citizens

 

SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA:

 

WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami Testimony on Women & the Arab Spring to U.S. Senate

November 4, 2011

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The following is WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami's written testimony for the hearing on Women and the Arab Spring to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operation and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues and Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Central Asia Affairs.

 

Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony on the state of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa during this critical time of transition.

 

Video: Virtual Activism, Real Change: Women & Democratic Transition in the Middle East

October 25, 2011

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WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami discusses the intersection of women, democratic transition, and technology, focusing on the current context of the Middle East, at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Conference, "Internet and democratic change - Net activism, empowerment and emancipation," October 26, 2011 from 11:30-12:10 GMT, followed by discussions on specific MENA countries, and closing remarks by Sweden's Secretary of State, Hanna Hellquist. 

 

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