Mehrangiz Kar, journalist and Iranian women's rights activist, who was jailed in April 2000 for her writings and speeches on women's rights, was allowed to leave Iran for medical treatment for breast cancer in fall 2001. After she arrived in the United States, her husband, journalist Siamak Pourzand, was disappeared. He was brought to the phone a number of times to call Mehrangiz and their daughters Leila and Azadeh to pass on the message that they must refrain from speaking on his behalf and must avoid contact with the media.
Updates on the arrests of lawyer and human rights advocate, Mehrangiz Kar; women's rights activist Shahla Lahiji; and human rights attorney Shirin Ebadi.
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.
Women's Learning Partnership Statement for the Women’s March on Washington Taking Place January 21, 2017
Women’s Learning Partnership’s Written Statement for the Women’s March on Washington Taking Place on January 21, 2017
In every aspect of her life, a woman's autonomy, freedom, and opportunities are shaped by the degree to which her nation's laws uphold gender equality, and which cultural practices limit her ability to participate in decision making at the family, national and country levels.
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.
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Identity, Gender, and Activism in the Middle East-North Africa: An Online Discussion with Activists & Artists from the Region
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