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
October 8, 2015
Algeria, Human Rights, Iraq, Libya, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Bahrain, ICT for Social Change, Leadership, Leading to Action, Leading to Choices, Egypt, Young & Emerging Leaders, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine
“We shared one passionate spirit to formulate our visions for a better tomorrow and a better world.”
- Ahmed from Egypt on his experience at the Active Citizenship and Movement Building Institute for Millennials in Beirut, Lebanon.
August 28, 2015
Middle East, ICT for Social Change, Leading to Action, Leading to Choices, Young & Emerging Leaders, Jordan
A key outcome of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build on the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. In response, WLP Jordan/Sisterhood is Global Institute-Jordan (SIGI/J) initiated a civil society consultation process across Jordan (Aqaba, Irbid, and Amman) to contribute to the international discussion.
August 18, 2015
Africa, Americas, Asia, Human Rights, human security, Middle East, TPC, 2015 Events, Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey, ICT for Social Change, Young & Emerging Leaders
Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) and The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) present The World We Seek: Reigniting the Dialogue on Human Security. September 14, 2015, 9:30am-5:00pm.
October 31, 2014
Stop Violence Against Women, ICT for Social Change, 2014 Events, 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.