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Second Rabat Call to Action Launched! / Deuxième Appel de Rabat de la Coalition Régionale « Egalité sans Réserve » - La CEDAW à l’ère des transitions politiques

April 16, 2014

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On Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Rabat the regional Equality Without Reservation Coalition launched its renewed call for the lifting

Equality Without Reservation Campaign

April 16, 2014

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Equality Without Reservation (EWR) is an campaign based in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region, consisting of 120 organizations from 17 Arab countries, advocating for the removal of all reservations to the international Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); ratification of the Convention’s Optional Protocol; and full implementation of the Con

MENA Regional Training of Trainers Institute Part II Convenes in Amman

April 10, 2014

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From January 30-February 3, 2014 WLP Jordan/Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J) held the second phase of the MENA Regional Training of Trainers Institute in Women’s Leadership and Political Participation (TOT) in Amman, Jordan with participants representing organizations in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

WLP Film Screening Stimulates Discussion on Gender Justice, Democracy, and Education in India

April 10, 2014

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On December 17, 2013, WLP’s affiliate in India, Asmita Resource Centre for Women, held a screening of WLP’s documentary, "Because our Cause is Just" in Hyderabad. Following the screening, audience members had a lively conversation about the parallels between challenges to women’s rights and democracy in the MENA region and in India. In particular, participants focused on rampant gender-based violence, rising fundamentalism, and education’s impact on gender norms and rights in India.

Movement Building in Rio’s Pacified Communities

April 10, 2014

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WLP’s partner in Brazil, Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaçao e Açao (Cepia), has launched an initiative to build the leadership capabilities of women from the Pacified Communities of Rio de Janeiro. The UPP Program (Pacification Police Units) was established in 2008 in response to the high level of violence in low income urban communities (favelas). The UPPs provide a permanent police presence in the community, including more intensive policing and provision of social services.

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: A Conversation with Author Karima Bennoune

March 25, 2014

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Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) and The Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University present activist and legal scholar Karima Bennoune, author of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, as she discusses this powerful new book detailing the impact of extremist religious ideology on the lives and agency of women and girls, and the growing power and influence of fundamentalists in the Muslim world in the past decade.

WLP 2014 Commission on the Status of Women Parallel Events

February 26, 2014

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European Union CSW Event:

Why did advances in education & health fail to achieve better economic opportunities for MENA women

February 11, 2014

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Women's Learning Partnership & Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action

invite you to the CSW 58 parallel event:
 

Achieving the MDGs for women and girls in times of transition in the MENA region

February 11, 2014

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Women's Learning Partnership & the Equality Without Reservation Campaign

invite you to the CSW 58 parallel event:

Achieving the MDGs for women and girls in times of transition in the MENA region

Tuesday, March 18: 10:30-12PM

The Church Center of the United Nations, 777 1st Avenue, E 44th St, New York, NY

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