Women's Learning Partnership

Overturning Article 308: A Profile of Asma Khader and WLP Jordan/SIGI-J

November 17, 2017

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Until a few months ago, rapists in Jordan could escape criminal punishment if they married their victims. This past August, the Jordanian parliament repealed the loophole that permitted this injustice.  The abolishment of the law, known as Article 308 and called the "Marry Your Rapist Law" by human rights activists, is a significant step forward for Asma Khader, the Sisterhood is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J), and the Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), who have been fighting for this day for decades.

WLP Lebanon Holds Workshops to Empower Syrian Women Refugees

November 8, 2017

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WLP Lebanon conducted capacity building and leadership workshops for Syrian women refugees in March, April, July, and August 2017 as part of the Empowering Syrian Refugee Women for a Better Future project. The workshops use WLP’s inclusive leadership model to engage participants in activities that challenge the identity of “refugee,” helping them to transition from a state of trauma to a state of empowerment and engagement with their communities.

WLP Spotlights Empowerment through Leadership at Annual Global Meeting

November 2, 2017

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Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) gathered representatives from its grassroots women's rights organizations around the world for the Transnational Partnership Convening (TPC) in Potomac, Maryland. This annual meeting brings together leaders and activists that comprise the Partnership to share ideas, plan for future initiatives, and review the successes and challenges of the past year. The event facilitates knowledge sharing and builds solidarity among advocates of the global women’s movement.

Job Opportunities

November 1, 2017

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WE'RE HIRING! We currently have an opening for a Website and Digital Archiving Assistant at our Bethesda, MD, office. Please see our Job Openings page for details. Only qualified applicants with complete applications will be considered. 

WLP Hosts Panel Discussion on Women Countering Climate Change

October 24, 2017

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Women’s Learning Partnership and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) co-hosted a panel discussion at the 2016 United Nations conference on climate change, known as the COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco. The event, titled “Women’s Leadership as Key to Countering the Impact of Climate Change,” drew an audience of over 50 civil society representatives and marked WLP’s first presence in the global dialogues and activism on gender and climate change.

Equality: It's All in the Family: Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Family Law

September 18, 2017

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Please join us in launching WLP’s global advocacy campaign for our multi-country initiative, Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender Based Violence. We invite you to watch the premiere of our new documentary film and join our discussion on the impact of discriminatory family laws on women and societies around the world. The event will be held on October 10, 2017 at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, D.C.

 

Press Release: Women’s Learning Partnership Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

June 12, 2017

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As it Celebrates its 15th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor Women’s Learning Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C.—July 12, 2017—After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP) to be part of the Class of 2017-18. WLP has undergone an extensive review process, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support. 

Awards & Recognition

June 12, 2017

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WLP consistently has earned top ratings from Charity Navigator, the Catalogue for Philanthropy, and GuideStar. 

Donors

April 21, 2017

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WLP's work is made possible by the generous support of individual donors and the following organizations:

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