Political Participation

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.

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

Interview: WLP Mauritania Human Rights Defender Discusses Death Fatwa

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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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:

 

"Because Our Cause Is Just" Film Page

March 8, 2013

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Because Our Cause is Just is an eye-opening documentary about the struggle of women in countries experiencing the so-called “Arab Spring.” Begun as a civil movement of women and men seeking human rights and justice after decades of dictatorship, the revolutionary wave has not yielded justice for all. Instead, the political openings caused by these revolts have been exploited by Islamist groups who seek to not only exclude women from the political process but to remove them from public life through intimidation, oppressive legislation, and even physical violence. Through powerful interviews and on-the-ground footage, the film reveals how women in the Middle East-North Africa region are continuing to fight for the right to be part of their countries evolving political systems. The film is available in English, Arabic, and French.

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