Women's Learning Partnership

‘24 Hours for Equality in the Family’ – International Women’s Day, March 8th!

February 2, 2018

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Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) is celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2018 with ‘24 Hours for Equality in the Family’ to launch our global advocacy campaign against discriminatory family law. Join activists in time zones around the world by watching our new documentary film, Equality: It’s All in the Family, to raise awareness of discriminatory family laws and pave the way for reform.

WLP Events at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

February 2, 2018

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Women’s Learning Partnership will be hosting three parallel events during the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York City. 

WLP Brazil's Letter to Congress: "Do Not Close the Doors to Women"

January 29, 2018

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In response to a wave of regressive sentiment in Brazil's government, Jacqueline Pitanguy, Executive Director of WLP Brazil/CEPIA,  wrote a public letter speaking out against lawmakers pushing for anti-women policies. Pitanguy criticized a number of sexist measures that have been pushed through in recent months, noting in particular the vote on PEC 181/2015 in the House Special Committee, which prohibits abortion even in cases of rape, in cases of a fetus with anencephaly, and in circumstances where the woman's life is at risk.

WLP Trains Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon and Jordan with Funding from UNDEF

January 19, 2018

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Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) will increase Syrian refugee women’s ability to create positive change for their communities through the Participation and Empowerment of Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan and Lebanon project, funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF). The initiative will work with individual Syrian women and with local organizations providing services to them.

Job Opportunities

January 12, 2018

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Thank you for your interest in WLP! We currently have an opening for a Web Communications Intern for Spring 2018. Please see the job description for details. Only qualified applicants with complete applications will be considered.


December 11, 2017

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WLP International Liaison Office (Bethesda, Maryland)

Mahnaz Afkhami

Mahnaz Afkhami, President and CEO, is former Secretary General of the Women's Organization of Ira

16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence 2017

November 21, 2017

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From November 25 to December 10, 2017, WLP partners from all over the globe will organize and participate in workshops, film screenings, and events as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Since its inception in 1991, more than 5,000 organizations from over 180 countries have participated. This year's theme, Together We Can End GBV in Education, places a strong emphasis on the human rights framework in order to advocate for institutional and policy change that prevents and addresses GBV in education.



Press Release: Women’s Learning Partnership Joins #GivingTuesday Movement to Strengthen Global Gender Equality

November 20, 2017

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Women's Learning Partnership will participate in #GivingTuesday, an annual day of giving that celebrates global generosity, on November 28, 2017. WLP will ask for contributions to bolster its work to end gender-based violence, advocate for human rights and increase women’s political participation around the world.

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.

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