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From November 24-28, 2014, WLP Brazil/Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaçao e Açao (Cepia) convened the 7th Annual Institute for Women’s Human Rights (or “Human Rights Institute”) for a total of 22 participating men and women lawyers, activists, journalists, teachers, and social workers. The topics covered included violence against women, reproductive rights, women’s health, the media, race/ethnicity, and the labor market.
WLP Turkey/Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work (FSWW) held a series of grassroots training workshops in July through December of 2014 on financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The new workshop series was developed by FSWW to help to expand women’s micro entrepreneurship in economically disadvantaged communities, and is based off of the participatory facilitation methodology developed by Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP). In all FSWW conducted workshops in four cities reaching a total of 266 women participants.
Training of Trainers in Mutare, Zimbabwe, Brings WLP Model to Schools, Government, and Civil Society
On August 13-16, 2014, WLP Zimbabwe/Women’s Self Promotion Movement (WSPM) convened a National Training of Trainers (TOT) institute in the city of Mutare.
WLP is thrilled and honored to announce that Emmi Laasko is thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and funds to advance women's rights across the globe! On March 31, 2015, Emmi is setting off on a solo thru-hike traversing all 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail. You can follow her journey on Facebook here and donate to support her journey here!
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
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.