Political Participation

Emphasizing Women's Contributions to Democracy and Politics at the Sixth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

May 21, 2010

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Representing over half of the world's population, women are crucial, but still often overlooked representatives of their families, communities, and cultures in achieving a fully informed, engaged, and democratic electorate. With a number of upcoming national and municipal elections taking place around the world, we hope to continue to celebrate and build upon recent breakthroughs, ranging from the record percentage of women now serving in Rwanda's parliament to the 2009 election of four women into the parliament of Kuwait--the first women to accomplish this.

WLP Panels and Activities at the Sixth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

May 20, 2010

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WLP organizes a series of panels including "Inclusive Democracy: Women and Men Working Together to Ensure the Promises of Democracy", "Towards 2020: Strategies for Realizing Democracy", technology training sessions and the fourth convening of the International Women's Democracy Network.

Political Participation, Grassroots Advocacy, and CEDAW: WLP Partners Speak

December 4, 2009

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In October, WLP organized two panel discussions in Washington, D.C. to reflect upon the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the ten-year anniversary of WLP, and the launch of Iranian Women's One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story, the latest volume in WLP's Translation Series.

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.

Identity, Gender, and Activism in the Middle East-North Africa: An Online Discussion with Activists & Artists from the Region

December 10, 2013

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This February WLP launches our inaugural online Forum:

Identity, Gender, and Activism in the Middle East-North Africa


An Interactive Online Discussion with Activists & Artists from the Region 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 GMT

Lebanese Women's Right to Nationality and Full Citizenship Campaign Holds Record-breaking Sit-in

December 6, 2013

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WLP Morocco/ADFM & Moroccan Women's Organizations Stop Flawed GBV Bill + Achieve Formal CSO Consultation

November 15, 2013

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While Morocco women’s rights activists and organizations have long been seeking a comprehensive law to combat gender-based violence, the bill recently drafted by the Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development (bill 103.13, 2013) was far from what the women’s movement sought.

WLP Morocco/ADFM Joint Press Release on Draft Violence Against Women Bill

November 15, 2013

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Press statement of Moroccan feminist movement 
RE: Bill 103.13 on the "Fight against violence against women"
Casablanca, November 6, 2013
 
Feminist associations, member associations of the "Spring of Dignity,” and collective and national networks of women’s counseling centers met in Casablanca on November 6th, 2013 to examine bill 103.13 on the "Fight against violence against women" prepared by the M

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

November 12, 2013

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Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa

October 2, 2013

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