Women's Learning Partnership is made up of WLP International in the USA and 20 WLP national and regional partners. While each partner is autonomous and independent, we share the values and aspirations of the Partnership as a whole.

WLP partner organizations operate in:
Brazil | Egypt | India | Indonesia | Iran | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Lebanon | Malaysia | Mauritania | Morocco | Mozambique | Nigeria | Pakistan | Palestine | Senegal | Turkey | Zimbabwe.

By working together, we put our collective energies behind common goals, significantly increasing our impact on the socio-political environment.

For additional insight into each partner's work and the challenges of working in a particular country, visit individual country pages, campaigns pages, and the resources section of the site.


Partner Organizations

Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Zimbabwe

Programs in

Cameroon, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Where We Are

Women's Learning Partnership is made up of WLP International in the USA and 20 WLP national and regional partners, based in Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Pakistan,

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    At A Glance

    Indices and Rankings
    Gender Gap Ranking1 #119
    Gender Inequality Index2 0.605
    HDI Ranking3 #159
    Political Participation
    Women parliamentarians lower/upper houses 22%/14%
    Women in Parliament ranking #59
    Women at ministerial level (ranking) 23% (#33)
    Year women received right to vote/be elected 1961/1961

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    GovernmentMilitary junta
    Total population3.4 million
    GDP per capita (PPP) $2,000
    HDI ranking3#159
    Population under age 1540%
    Urban population41%
    Internet users5%
    LanguagesArabic (official), Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof, French, Hassaniya

    Indices Education & Employment Political Participation
    Sources (January 2013): CIA World Factbook, Inter-Parliamentary Union, Internet World Stats, MDG Info 2010, Quota Project, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, UNICEF ChildInfo , UNICEF State of the World's Children 2011, United Nations Development Project Human Development Reports, World Economic Forum, World Health Organization Global Health Observatory Database. 1.The World Economic Forum's Gender Gap index assesses how well countries divide resources and opportunities amongs male and female populations in four areas: economic participation and opportunity (salaries, participation levels and access to high-skilled employment), educational attainment (access to basic and higher level education), health and survival (life expectancy and sex ratio), and political empowerment (representation in decision-making structures). 2. The UNDP's Gender Inequality Index is designed to reveal the extent to which national human development achievements are eroded by gender inequality. It is a composite measure reflecting inequality in achievements between women and men in three dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent fertility rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats, and secondary and higher education attainment levels) and the labour market (women's participation in the work force). It varies between zero (when women and men fare equally) and one (when men or women fare poorly compared to the other in all dimensions). 3. The UNDP's Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary composite index that measures a country's average achievements in three basic aspects of human development: health, knowledge, and income. It was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone. 4. Vulnerable employment is a Millenium Development Goal (MDG) 1B indicator; vulnerable employments are lower productivity and informal activities such as own-account workers and unpaid family workers. They are therefore more likely to lack benefi ts associated with decent employment, such as adequate social security and recourse to effective mechanisms for social dialogue. Vulnerable employment is often characterized by inadequate earnings, low productivity and substandard working conditions that undermine fundamental labour rights.
    Gender Gap Ranking1 #119 Adult literacy rate, females as a % of males 78% Women parliamentarians lower/upper houses 22%/14%
    Gender Inequality Index2 0.605 Population with secondary education, female/male ratio 39% Women in Parliament ranking #59
    Vulnerable employment for women (men)4 -- Women at ministerial level (ranking) 23% (#33)
    Year women received right to vote/be elected 1961/1961
    Lifetime risk in maternal death, 1 in 44 Quota type Legislated Candidate Quotas
    Births per woman 4.5 Constitutional quota in lower house No
    Births per 1000 women aged 15-19 88 Electoral quota in lower house Yes
    Voluntary political party quotas No

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    Our Partner

    L'Association des Femmes Chefs de Famille (AFCF) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with over 5,000 members. The primary mission of AFCF is to promote human rights and to defend the rights of women and children; bring about support for women in precarious situations, particularly those who are the head of the household; create a network of associations that fight for the improvement of living conditions of women heads of households and their children; contribute to the emergence of an active solidarity amongst women of different social classes; and fight for equality amongst men and women. Read more >

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