ICT for Social Change

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can sustain or deepen the power imbalance between men and women, rich and poor, the North and South. Those unfamiliar with ICT – its use, making, or deployment – do not reap its rewards and are unable to compete successfully.

The Women’s Learning Partnership recognizes the strategic potential of appropriate technologies to diminish the marginalization and isolation of women whose mobility is restricted by providing access to online ‘public’ spaces.

We aim to harness ICT for the empowerment of women, and for collective mobilization and advocacy purposes. Not only do we endeavor to give women access to ICT, but we also strive to help develop relevant content, to increase women’s ICT skills and confidence, and to extend their participation as producers of content and as ICT technicians.

ICT Curriculum and Training

To achieve these goals, WLP worked with our partners to develop an innovative technology trainer’s manual for use in ICT training workshops and training-of-trainers Institutes called Making IT Our Own: Information & Communication Technology Training of Trainers Manual. The goal of the trainings is to provide technology skills for gender justice and human rights advocacy.

IT Centers and Capacity Building

WLP also works with our partners to establish information technology centers, conduct ongoing ICT capacity building trainings, and seek opportunities to improve and expand programs that strengthen our partner organizations’ IT capacity through conducting technology needs-assessments

Alerts & Updates
October 31, 2014 | Stop Violence Against Women, 2014 Events, ICT for Social Change, Egypt, India, Malaysia
 Join Women’s Learning Partnership in a live global online discussion, "Exposing the Realities of Combatting Sexual Harassment." WLP presents four activists from India, Egypt, Malaysia, and the United States to expose the impact of sexual harassment on women in their countries and to share the challenges and breakthroughs they have experienced in building safer societies for women through art, public protests, journalism and advocacy campaigns.
June 27, 2013 | arab spring, Claiming Equal Citizenship, Human Rights, Middle East, women's rights, ICT for Social Change, Political Participation
 The Stand With Women Who Stand For Democracy Campaign seeks to raise global awareness that democracy will not be achieved – in the MENA region nor elsewhere – without the full participation of women and equal human rights for all citizens.  SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA: 
November 4, 2011 | arab spring, Bahrain, Family Law Reform, Human Rights, Leading to Action, MENA, Middle East, Rights & Reservations: Realizing CEDAW, senate, ICT for Social Change, Egypt, 2011 Events, Political Participation, Iran, Jordan, Morocco
The following is WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami's written testimony for the hearing on Women and the Arab Spring to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operation and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues and Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Central Asia Affairs. Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony on the state of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa during this critical time of transition. 
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