Political Participation

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.

WLP's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.

December 10, 2012

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Each year activists, youth, local and international organizations, and governmental officials committed to eliminating violence against women participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. This annual campaign commences on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and lasts through December 10, International Human Rights Day.

As part of WLP’s 2012 campaign activities, we held the online premieres of our Arabic, French, and Spanish subtitled-editions of the documentary, From Fear to Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women. In WLP’s film, released in 2012, leading experts and activists from across the globe discuss the root causes of gender-based violence (GBV), share strategies to combat it, and provide inspiring accounts of the important milestones already achieved through the international women’s movement.

WLP Statement to the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

November 26, 2012

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WLP Travels to Peru for Annual Partners Meeting and the World Movement for Democracy Seventh Global Assembly

November 14, 2012

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In October, WLP traveled to Lima, Peru for the World Movement for Democracy (WMD) seventh Global Assembly, Democracy for All: Ensuring Political, Social, and Economic Inclusion. The conference brought together WLP Partners and more than 500 democracy activists, practitioners, and scholars, providing an important opportunity for learning, exchange, and networking with civil society actors from across the world.

The Nationality Campaigns Demands the Ministerial Commission to be Transparent

September 11, 2012

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Women’s Rights in Transitions to Democracy: Achieving Rights, Resisting Backlash

May 22, 2012

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Strategizing for Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in the MENA Region

May 8, 2012

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In April 2012, Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP) published Strategizing for Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in the MENA Region. This white paper compiles many of the insights presented during a WLP-convened March 2, 2012 strategy meeting of activists and experts from across the world who discussed the causes, consequences, threats and opportunities presented by the revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the past year and a half.

Time for Formal Legal Status: An Update on Women's Rights to Collective Lands in Morocco

May 7, 2012

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Following five years of mobilization by women of collective lands (Soulaliyates) in Morocco, with the tireless support of WLP Morocco/Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), and after the publication of two ministerial circulars (July 2009 and October 2010) recognizing the right of women to compensation related to land sales, on March 30, 2012 the Ministry of Interior released a new circular (Circular 17).

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. 

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