MENA Regional Training of Trainers Institute Part II Convenes in Amman

April 10, 2014

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From January 30-February 3, 2014 WLP Jordan/Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J) held the second phase of the MENA Regional Training of Trainers Institute in Women’s Leadership and Political Participation (TOT) in Amman, Jordan with participants representing organizations in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Movement Building in Rio’s Pacified Communities

April 10, 2014

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WLP’s partner in Brazil, Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaçao e Açao (Cepia), has launched an initiative to build the leadership capabilities of women from the Pacified Communities of Rio de Janeiro. The UPP Program (Pacification Police Units) was established in 2008 in response to the high level of violence in low income urban communities (favelas). The UPPs provide a permanent police presence in the community, including more intensive policing and provision of social services.

Milestone for Jordanian Women in Politics + WLP Training Participants Join Senate

November 12, 2013

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WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami Curates "On Generations" for the International Musuem of Women

November 30, 2012

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This fall WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami curated On Generations for the International Museum of Women's Curating Change. This exhibit features the voices of women thought-leaders, filmmakers, and activists who curate their favorite stories from IMOW's rich global archives. 

Women in Kyrgyzstan Plan to Advance Women's Political Participation at WLP Training of Trainers in Bishkek

March 27, 2012

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From March 23-27, 2012 a national Training of Trainers (TOT) on "Leadership and Women's Political Participation" was held by WLP Kyrgyzstan/Citizens Against Corruption as part of WLP's Global Training of Trainers Initiative. 

Publications: One Million Signatures Inside Story in Arabic and Measuring Change Evaluation Manual

October 7, 2011

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Two new resources are available for download from Women’s Learning Partnership:

Arabic edition of Iranian Women’s One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story

 A comprehensive account of Iranian women activists' successful awareness-raising efforts on a grassroots level.  
— Shirin Ebadi
Nobel Peace Laureate, 2003

Originally published in Iran, and released through the WLP Translation Series in English following Iran’s 2009 presidential election, the book is now available in Arabic.

Leadership and Empowerment

Audio and video recordings of past WLP events and discussions in the area of leadership and empowerment.

Women’s Political Participation and Leadership: Challenging Fundamentalisms

February 22, 2011

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BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights views women’s public and political participation as critical towards reshaping the economic, political, and social landscape to allow for equality in opportunities for both women and men. We envision a society devoid of fundamentalisms of any kind where women’s human rights becomes an integral part of everyday life. We know that this can only happen with the active participation and inclusion of women in all spheres of development, for their own good and the good of society.

Mainstreaming Leading to Choices in the Nationality Campaign in Lebanon

November 15, 2010

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The fourth in a series of Leading to Choices workshops was held on November 3rd and 4th, 2010, in Ta'alabaya, Lebanon in partnership with Najdeh Association. This village, with many mixed marriages, has numerous women who have been adversely impacted by their inability to pass on their nationality to their family members.

Second WLP Central Asia Regional Institute Brings Activists to Leadership and Advocacy Training

November 11, 2010

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For civil society, Central Asia has become one of the most difficult places to work. Freedom of assembly, an open press, and internet usage have eroded throughout the region.

Uzbekistan has remained all but closed to NGO activity. WLP's former partner in Uzbekistan, Tashkent Women's Resource Center (TWRC), which organized WLP's first Central Asia Regional Institute in 2005 in cooperation with Shymkent Women's Resource Center (SWRC), was forcibly closed by the government in 2006.

Kyrgyzstan has seen significant political turmoil, with a coup in April. A violent outbreak in southern Kyrgyzstan in early June led to further attempts to intimidate and silence human rights activists.

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