The Women's Learning Partnership views women's rights to be fundamental human rights held by all women regardless of culture, class, or creed.
WLP strives to raise public awareness of, and mobilize international support for, human rights claims made by women in the Global South, particularly women in Muslim-majority societies. We aim to advance the cause of women’s human rights through advocacy work, mobilizing grassroots activists in support of women’s rights and bolstering partner organizations’ advocacy for policy and legislative change.
Human Rights Campaigns
In cooperation with our partner organizations, we engage in campaigns for women’s human rights, such as Claiming Equal Citizenship: The Campaign for Arab Women's Right to Nationality, Iran's One Million Signatures Campaign or Equality Without Reservation: Eliminating CEDAW Reservations in the Arab Region.
Human Rights Publications
As part of the WLP Translation Series, we publish unique advocacy tools for the advancement of women’s human rights, such as the Guide to Equality in the Family in the Maghreb, which focuses on strategies for the reform of family law in Muslim-majority societies.
Human Rights Resources
To encourage cross-border solidarity and facilitate activists’ campaign research, we provide a collection of online resources with relevance to women’s human rights, including comparative information on family laws that affect the lives of women and girls in Muslim-majority societies.
Human Rights Alerts
WLP issues human rights alerts to raise awareness of urgent human rights challenges faced by our partner organizations, as well as to mobilize support for important campaigns.
Alerts & Updates
February 11, 2014
Human Rights, Middle East
Women's Learning Partnership & the Equality Without Reservation Campaigninvite 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: 10:30-12PMThe Church Center of the United Nations, 777 1st Avenue, E 44th St, New York, NY
February 7, 2014
2014, csw, Human Rights, human rights, Rights & Reservations: Realizing CEDAW
3:00-7:30 PM, March 19, 2014
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall at The New School 66 West 12th Street, New York, NYClick here to register | Not in New York? Click here to register to join us via Livestream.
Since 2001 there has been a marginalization of human rights at multiple levels of governance, from local to global. Post 9/11, the 1990s trend toward more robust language and policies grounded in the human rights framework gave way to an international emphasis on “hard security.” A decade later, we are witnessing the inadequacy of military-centered security to promote peace or guarantee individual safety or national security. Today, there is a need for greater attention to the status of universal human rights and the effects of rapidly evolving technological, political, and economic conditions on the lives, rights, and freedoms of populations around the world. On March 19, during the meetings of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Women’s Learning Partnership and The New School will convene leaders from across the globe to discuss the present state of human rights and the measures needed to strengthen the human rights movement as a foundation for human security and the development of peaceful and democratic societies.
January 9, 2014
article 475, Human Rights, Middle East, Morocco, rape, Stop Violence Against Women, Political Participation, Morocco
Following significant advocacy by WLP Morocco/ADFM and other Moroccan women’s rights organizations, on January 8, 2014, the Moroccan Parliament finally adopted the draft law to amend article 475 of the Criminal /penal Code, which allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they married their victim.
December 10, 2013
2013 Events, Human Rights, Middle East, Egypt, Political Participation, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco
This February WLP launches our inaugural online Forum:
Identity, Gender, and Activism in the Middle East-North Africa
An Interactive Online Discussion with Activists & Artists from the Region Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 GMT