Women and Leadership: Women's Participation in Politics and Conflict Resolution

June 23, 2009

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Today, Ms. Afkhami said, we "need to adopt new ways of looking at the forces that produce and control social and cultural power, and focus on strategies that increase women’s leadership and access to power." She went on to describe the connection between women’s leadership and reducing violence against women. "There is new scholarship that shows not only is there a causality between women in power and a reduction in violent conflict, but the original social conditions that allowed for the rise of democracy and greater gender parity included a significant reduction in violent patriarchy."

WLP Convenes First Regional Institute in Central America

February 26, 2008

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The Institute brought together twenty-four participants from seven countries in the region: Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and El Salvador. The participants, all of whom were experienced trainers and activists, welcomed the leadership concepts and methodologies offered in the manual, as well as the application of the leadership concept and methodology to diverse fields, including economic justice, women’s health and reproductive rights, violence against women, indigenous rights, human rights, youth advocacy, and microfinance.

Reflections on the International Women's Movement: 10 Years After Beijing

May 10, 2005

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On May 10, 2005 four leading international women's rights activists presented an intercultural dialogue on the status of women in a fast changing world, and discussed the challenges presented by the new technological, economic, cultural, and political realities. Panelists discussed the current status of women globally and the international women's movement in light of the tenth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the conference.

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