Women's Learning Partnership

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).

Women’s Learning Partnership’s Written Statement for CSW59

December 16, 2014

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WLP submitted this written statement to the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The statement builds on discussions held at WLP’s 2014 Transnational Partners Convening (TPC) and highlights key issues currently facing our Partnership that will be discussed at WLP-hosted events at CSW59 in March 2015. WLP will hold a screening of our new film on human rights at the New School’s 12th St. Auditorium on March 10, 2015, from 6:30-8:30pm. We will share additional details on WLP’s and our partners’ activities at CSW when we have more information.

Global Activists Share Stories of Empowerment to Combat Sexual Harassment in WLP Online Event

December 16, 2014

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Activists, researchers, and supporters from 40 countries took part in WLP’s 2nd global online event, “Exposing the Realities of Combatting Sexual Harassment: Activists from around the World Unite to Share their Stories,” on November 19, 2014.

WLP Joins International Peace and Human Rights Activists in Marrakesh, Morocco, and San Diego, California

December 16, 2014

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In November 2014, WLP took part in two international conferences focused on advancing human rights: the World Forum on Human Rights, in Marrakesh, Morocco, and “Defying Extremism: Gendered Responses to Religious Violence,” in San Diego, California.

WLP Partners Convene for 15th Anniversary Transnational Meeting and Strategy Exchange

December 12, 2014

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WLP held its 2014 Transnational Partners Convening (TPC) on October 4-7, in Potomac, Maryland, with WLP board members and representatives of WLP partners from Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Turkey, USA, and Zimbabwe.

Join Our Interactive Online Screenings of Two Short Documentary Films to End Violence Against Women

November 28, 2014

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As we begin the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence, Women’s Learning Partnership is thrilled to invite you to join our free online interactive screenings of two short films on eliminating gender based violence globally.

During the screenings, attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts and reactions via chat as they engage in a global discussion on gender based violence. (NOTE: This is a non-moderated, audience-centered event. Please engage respectfully.)

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