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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”

March 2, 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2015
Media Contact:
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.

March 10 Event: Rethinking Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century

February 13, 2015

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Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion:
Rethinking Human Rights:
Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century

Presented by Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) and the Gender Studies Program at The New School
Co-sponsored by Global Studies at the New School for Public Engagement

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

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Job Opportunities

February 13, 2015

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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)

February 2, 2015

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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.

The Role of Civil Society in Attaining Social Justice: NGO Capacity Building in Egypt

December 23, 2014

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WLP Egypt/Forum for Women in Development (FWID) has begun the third phase of an ongoing initiative to build capacity and facilitate cooperation between disparate civil society organizations (CSOs) non-governmental organizations (NGOs) throughout Egypt. The initiative, entitled “The Role of Civil Society in Attaining Social Justice,” encompasses diverse groups focusing on women’s rights, poverty reduction, and fighting corruption, among others. The initiative is seen as particularly important at a time when CSOs and NGOs of all types are facing increasing restrictions from the Egyptian government.

The Right to Development: Bir Duino Brings 8th Annual Human Rights Film Festival and Bus Tour to Kyrgyzstan

December 23, 2014

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On October 7-11, 2014, following a Regional Bus Tour to 20 small cities and towns across Kyrgyzstan, WLP Kyrgyzstan/Bir Duino organized and facilitated the 8th Annual Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights in Bishkek. This year’s theme was “The Right to Development,” referring to the right of citizens of The Kyrgyz Republic to demand that their government take steps to fulfill its domestic and international human rights obligations, and to improve their quality of life. View photos on Bir Duino's facebook album here.

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.

A New Feminist Vision, Mobilizing the Women's Movement for 2015 and Beyond

December 16, 2014

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During the opening session of WLP’s October 2014 Transnational Partners Convening (TPC) meeting held in Potomac, Maryland, WLP Board Member and former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Yakın Ertürk made this statement. Dr. Ertürk’s statement was meant to frame some of the issues facing the WLP’s work and to guide discussions throughout the TPC. To read more on WLP’s 2014 TPC, please click here.

NEW Resources and Publications, Fall 2014

December 16, 2014

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NEW Resources and Publications: On budgeting and grants management, political participation (Kyrgyz and Turkish), and youth leadership (Turkish and Urdu).

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