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Supporters of Indian NGOs' Campaign for Comprehensive Legislation on Domestic Violence

June 19, 2006

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WLP thanks the following individuals for joining in the global effort to urge the Government of India to implement comprehensive legislation adequately addressing all aspects of domestic violence against Indian women.

Support Indian NGOs' Campaign for Comprehensive Legislation on Domestic Violence

June 19, 2006

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Indian NGOs, activists, and women's organizations have been campaigning for a civil law on domestic violence since December 1999. Pursuant to extensive consultations with women's groups from across India, in-depth academic research, grassroots action, and experience working with victims of domestic violence, in 2001 the New Delhi-based Lawyers Collective, Women's Rights Initiative (LCWRI) drafted a bill for the prevention of domestic violence against women with unanimous support from numerous Indian women's organizations.

Where the mountains are still growing

March 15, 2006

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Anna Pinto is a representative for an Indigenous people's organization based in the Indian state of Manipur called the Centre for Organization, Research and Education. She came to the UN conference to advocate for her people, and other peoples in her region, concerning the processes that are being developed to address climate change. Climate change and its extreme weather manifestations are not an abstract notion for Pinto. For the past two years her region has experienced multiple floods on a massive scale. "When I say floods, I'm talking about floods that displace 15 million, 6 million, 4 million people at a time. The lowest figure that a flood has displaced is 4 million and that 4 million has been displaced 4 times in a year."

WLP's Lifelines Event Connects Poetry and Human Rights at the 2018 CSW

March 28, 2018

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For nearly two decades, WLP's Lifelines has brought together writers and poets to read original works about human rights. Four talented poets recited poems relating to themes of exile, rebirth, and love at this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.

 

Equality Starts in the Family Campaign

 

Women's Learning Partnership is spearheading a global campaign--Equality Starts in the Family--to reform discriminatory familys laws around the world. These laws limit the freedom of millions of women and girls and perpetuate the violence they experience. 

Examples of discriminatory family laws include those that:

WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women's Movement

WLP's Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement records the narratives of prominent and grassroots women’s rights activists and documents the experiences and eye-witness accounts of individuals who have worked across religions, cultures, and regions to advance the global women’s movement.

Family Law Reform Workshops Underway in 11 Countries

February 7, 2017

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WLP partner organizations and affiliated civil-society groups from 11 countries are holding workshops on family law reform throughout early 2017. The content of these trainings will be based on research from case studies commissioned for WLP’s new global initiative, Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-based Violence. 

When Home Is Where the Harm Is: Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-Based Violence

February 29, 2016

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On Thursday March 17 at the New School; leaders, government officials, and activists came together for the 60th Session of the United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Women’s Learning Partnership and the Gender Studies Program at The New School convened a discussion on the relationship between family law reform and combating gender-based violence. This event marked the launch of a new WLP initiative on family law reform supported by the International Development Resource Center.

Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey

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.

Snapshots: Fall 2014 Across the Partnership

December 17, 2014

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Leadership training in India, an activist convention in Egypt, and human rights movement building in Marrakesh... These are just a few of the exciting activities happening around the Partnership this fall.

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