Since 9/11, the international emphasis on military-centered security has given rise to unprecedented challenges for human rights defenders. The push for “hard security” has increasingly taken priority over human rights protections at all levels of governance and policy making. This approach has failed to promote peace or guarantee individual safety and national security. Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey chronicles the history of the human rights movement and explores the need for a holistic understanding of universal human rights. It presents a compelling case on why human rights should be placed at the center of national and international policy making.
“We shared one passionate spirit to formulate our visions for a better tomorrow and a better world.”
- Ahmed from Egypt on his experience at the Active Citizenship and Movement Building Institute for Millennials in Beirut, Lebanon.
From April 13-15, 2014, WLP Bahrain/Bahrain Women’s Society (BWA) convened a women’s leadership workshop in the Businesswomen’s Center of the Asharqia Chamber (a private enterprise association) in Al Khubar, Saudi Arabia. The training was based on Women’s Learning Partnership’s (WLP) flagship training manual Leading to Choices (LTC), and was attended by 16 highly qualified businesswomen and microfinance entrepreneurs from different parts of Saudi Arabia.
Throughout 2013 WLP Bahrain/Bahrain Women’s Association (BWA) launched and participated in a number of events outside of Bahrain, strengthening regional and international solidarity with other NGOs and WLP partner organizations. BWA held leadership trainings for women in Kuwait and Qatar using the Leading to Choices curriculum, while BWA members also participated in regional convenings of women’s human rights activists in Egypt and Jordan.