WLP & SIGI/J Conduct National Institute for Training of Women Trainers in ICTs for Social Change in Jordan

December 5, 2007

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From December 3-6, 2007 in Amman, Jordan, WLP in cooperation with WLP Jordan/Sisterhood Is Global Institute-Jordan (SIGI/J) conducted the first of two National Institutes for Training of Women Trainers in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Social Change. Nineteen women from across Jordan participated.

Women's Activism: Malaysia and Jordan

September 14, 2007

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Malaysian women's groups organized Fiesta Feminista to to reclaim the often misunderstood and maligned feminist movement by increasing awareness about the role, contributions, and relevance of feminism in building a just and democratic Malaysia. In Jordan, a media campaign to promote women's participation in politics broadcast the slogan, "You trust her to raise your children, do you not trust her to lead your municipality?"

Jordan Women's Rights Activists Start New Initiative for Upcoming Elections

August 30, 2007

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Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J)’s team joined women’s rights activists in the national campaign launched on Tuesday July 17th to support female candidates in municipal elections to be held at the end of the month in Jordan.

Notable Achievements in Jordan's Campaign

September 1, 2006

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Momentum around the Nationality Campaign is building in Jordan. As the issue receives more attention, the number of achievements begins to grow. Local grassroots actors as well as executive members of Government are working towards women’s equality in Jordan.

Women and Leadership in Muslim Societies: Voices for Change

March 3, 2006

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International women leaders challenged stereotypes associated with Muslim women and discussed possibilities for strengthening the role of women in creating democratic and pluralistic societies in the Muslim world.

Launch of Translation Series: New Advocacy Tool for the Reform of Family Law in Muslim-Majority Societies

March 2, 2006

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Family law in Muslim-majority societies governs every aspect of a woman’s life – from minimum age and conditions of marriage, to divorce, child custody, and the right to work, travel, or decide on a place of residence. The reform of family law is therefore crucial to women’s ability to participate on equal terms in both family life and public life. In each thematic module, the Guide presents the current state of the law, then proposes religious, human rights, sociological, and domestic legal arguments for reform, well-supported by relevant data.

WLP and Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan Convene Middle East/North Africa Institute for Women's Leadership in Jordan

December 15, 2003

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WLP convened the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) Regional Roaming Institute for Women's Leadership from December 9-15, 2003 in Petra, Jordan. Thirty women leaders from eleven Arab countries including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, and Yemen took part in the week-long Institute for training of trainers.

Women and Leadership in Muslim Societies: Voices for Change

November 25, 2002

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Prominent women leaders discussed women's leadership and strategies for expanding women's political participation in Muslim societies. Panelists included Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran), Ayesha Imam (Nigeria), Asma Khader (Jordan), Thoraya Obaid (Saudi Arabia), Shirin Tahir-Kheli (Pakistan), and Azar Nafisi (Iran, Moderator).

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