ICT for Social Change

WLP & CRTD-A Train Women to Use ICTs for Advocacy in Lebanon

February 26, 2008

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The new technology tools were extremely popular because they offer small, resource-strapped organizations the means to advocate for women's rights. One participant is now using her new skills to promote her women's cooperative products online. CRTD-A Information Technology (IT) co-coordinator, Lina Aboulhassan, has already started a blog to raise awareness of CRTD-A's latest activities at www.new-crtda.blogspot.com.

Photo Blog of National ICT Training of Trainers Institute in Lebanon

January 29, 2008

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Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) and Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action convened a National Institute for Training of Women Trainers in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Social Change in Beirut, Lebanon from Dec 9-12, 2007. The Institute was facilitated by WLP colleague Usha Venkatachallam of Appropriate IT. Learn more about the Institute through Usha's photo blog below.

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Photo Blog of National ICT Training of Trainers Institute in Jordan

January 22, 2008

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Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) and Sisterhood Is Global Institute-Jordan (SIGI-J) convened a National Institute for Training of Women Trainers in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Social Change in Amman, Jordan from Dec 3-6, 2007. The Institute was facilitated by WLP colleague Usha Venkatachallam of Appropriate IT. Learn more about the Institute through Usha's photo blog.

WLP & SIGI/J Conduct National Institute for Training of Women Trainers in ICTs for Social Change in Jordan

December 5, 2007

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From December 3-6, 2007 in Amman, Jordan, WLP in cooperation with WLP Jordan/Sisterhood Is Global Institute-Jordan (SIGI/J) conducted the first of two National Institutes for Training of Women Trainers in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Social Change. Nineteen women from across Jordan participated.

2007 Arabic eCourse with participants from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine

October 3, 2007

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The eCourse focuses on five themes from WLP’s seminal work, Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women: developing participatory and personal leadership skills; communicating persuasively; creating a shared vision; and mobilizing resources. Over the ten-week period, participants will complete reading and writing assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities.

Prototype Persian Course with Participants from Iran and Afghanistan

March 21, 2007

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From January-March 2004, four leading Afghan and Iranian participants worked together over a ten-week period to develop, test and adapt the curriculum for the Persian eCourse. Course sessions focused on four primary areas of leadership learning: exploring the concept of participatory leadership and the ethics of good leadership, examining personal leadership skills, developing a personal vision statement, and formulating a shared vision statement.

IT Training for Women's Empowerment and Capacity-Building in Afghanistan

March 6, 2006

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The sound of clicking keyboards filled the room as more than 20 women and men worked intently in a tiny packed computer lab in Kabul. The class was part of an eight-day Information Technology Training Institute entitled "Information Technology Training for Women's Empowerment and Capacity-Building," organized and implemented by the Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), in cooperation with the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), May 18-25, 2004 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Youth + YouTube + Facebook = Social Change at Youth Tech Festival

June 23, 2009

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The room was buzzing. One youth group producing an original YouTube video on domestic violence. Another creating a poster urging youngsters to volunteer. All members of a third team busy on Facebook, inviting friends to join their newly-created group to fight child abuse. More sights such as these were part of the Youth Tech Festival in Jordan where over 90 young women and men (with a 9 all-female technology training team) gathered to acquire hands-on skills to utilize emerging technologies to advocate for social change.

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WLP Partners Twittered throughout the Musawah conference...

March 5, 2009

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WLP Partners at Musawah

Common thread in successful family law campaigns: holistic approach, persistence, coalition building, & involving all sectors of society.
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Bhikkuni Dhammananda (Thailand) is rocking the house with mini stories. Imagination is our power she says.
8:47 PM Feb 14th from web

Nadia Ait Zai's (Algeria) conclusion focused on the citizenship framework as key for achieving equality.
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Sana Benachour's session provided a historical and insightful overview of how personal status laws were constructed.
8:20 PM Feb 14th from web

Women in Iran Develop Participatory Leadership Skills in eLearning Course

March 2, 2006

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WLP implemented an eight-week Persian online distance learning course on developing participatory leadership skills for women’s rights activists in Iran from January 3 - March 7, 2005. This was WLP’s first full-length online course conducted in Persian. WLP has previously conducted courses in English and is now testing a prototype Arabic course.

Eight women based in Iran participated, including heads of women’s organizations, educators, and experienced trainers. They participated despite a climate of government crackdown and imprisonment of internet activists and bloggers.

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