Women's Learning Partnership
Media Advisory: Women’s Learning Partnership launches new documentary on effective advocacy strategies for women’s human rights in a globalized world with “Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2015
Allison Horowski, Phone: +1-301-654-2774; Email: ahorowski[at]learningpartnership.org
Ruby Mohamed, Phone: +1-301-654-2774; Email: rmohamed[at]learningpartnership.org
Bethesda, MD – Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) will premiere it’s new documentary on the state of human rights globally, on March 10th at The New School in New York City. The premiere of the documentary titled “Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey” will be presented in partnership with the Gender Studies Program at The New School and co-sponsored by the Global Studies at The New School. The film screening will be followed by a panel of human rights activists and experts who will discuss the deterioration of human rights around the world and suggest strategies for change.
WLP Film Premiere:
- March 10: Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Rethinking Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century (links to separate page)
- March 12: WLP and Equality Without Reservation Event: Protecting the Rights of Women in the Arab Region in the Post 2015 Agenda
- March 16: WLP, Aurat Foundation, and Collective for Research and Training on Development - Action (CRTD.A) Event: Country Reflections Beijing Platform for Action: A Case Study of Government Compliance and the Way Forward for Pakistan and Lebanon
- March 16: Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) Event: Women's Rights in Morocco 20 Years after Beijing
- March 16: ADFM – Spring of Dignity Event: Post 2011 Legal Reforms in Morocco: What Place for Women Victims of Gender Violence?
Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion:
Rethinking Human Rights:
Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Auditorium at Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
The WLP team has two exciting positions available at our Bethesda, MD, office: Program Associate for Advocacy and Communications and Chief Operating Officer. Please review the detailed job descriptions and application instructions below. Only qualified candidates with complete applications may be contacted.
Press Release and Ongoing Mobilization Win Victory against Child Marriage Loopholes in Moroccan Family Law (English and Arabic)
The tireless advocacy work of WLP's partner in Morocco, l’Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), together with the Sring of Dignity Coalition, recently achieved a major victory in stopping a bill that would have eased restrictions and legalized loopholes to permit child marriage and other discriminatory practices.
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NEW Resources and Publications: On budgeting and grants management, political participation (Kyrgyz and Turkish), and youth leadership (Turkish and Urdu).