From 2000-2012, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) was WLP’s partner in Afghanistan. AIL, founded in 1995 by Sakena Yacoobi,works to increase access to education and health services for women and children. AIL serves women and children through its offices in Kabul (Afghanistan), Herat (Afghanistan), and Peshawar (Pakistan), directly supporting Educational Learning Centers and schools, as well as health centers. AIL implements human rights and leadership trainings, where Afghan women develop the necessary leadership skills to advocate for their basic, human rights to become leaders in their communities.
From 2007-2014, Bahrain Women Association for Human Development (BWA) was WLP's partner in Bahrain. BWA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women to actively participate in public life, and to maximize their contribution to Bahrain’s democratic transition. Through activities including training workshops and seminars, radio and television programs, advocacy campaigns and networking, BWA promotes active citizen participation among women. BWA's Be-Free Center published the manual Yes…I Can! for adolescent girls in collaboration with WLP. Officially established in 2001, the vision of BWA is "to empower leaders for the human development era."
From 2002-2008, the Community Education and Development Services (CEDS) was WLP’s partner in Cameroon. CEDS works with grassroots communities in Cameroon that have little or no access to the vast majority of NGO services available in the country. In addition to leadership and ICT training for grassroots women’s groups, village councils, and national and regional organizations, CEDS carries out HIV/AIDS sensitization in prisons, post-primary institutions, and rural communities.
From 2002-2006, the Centre for Organisation Research & Education (CORE) (Indigenous Peoples' Centre for Policy and Human Rights in India's Eastern Himalayan Territories) was WLP’s partner in India. CORE—an organization representingindigenous populations based in Manipur, India—supports and advocates for the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples and their organizations in the northeast region of India.
From 2004-2011, the Fondo de Desarrollo para la Mujer (Fodem) was WLP’s partner in Nicaragua. Fodem worked to lay the foundation for women's economic security and political empowerment through credit, organizational, educational, and technical assistance. Due to the current political situation in Nicaragua, which have created a difficult environment for microfinance institutions, Fodem made the decisions to close in 2011.
From 2000-2013, BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights was WLP's partner in Nigeria. BAOBAB is a non-governmental women's human rights organization which focuses on women's legal rights in Nigeria. The organization evolved from the relationship between a group of activists, social scientists, lawyers, and specialists in Islamic laws. BAOBAB's mission is to promote women's human rights principally via improving knowledge, exercise and development of rights under religious laws, customary laws and statutory laws. BAOBAB’s vision is for women’s human rights to become an integral part of everyday life.
From 2001-2006, the Tashkent Women's Resource Center (TWRC) was WLP’spartner in Uzbekistan. TWRC was an NGO that empowered Uzbek women and promoted democratization by supporting women's economic and political engagement. In 2006, TWRC closed operations under pressure from the Uzbek government. The Uzbek Ministry of Justice requested its closing immediately following the 2005 WLP & TWRC Central Asia Institute for Women's Leadership and Training of Trainers. TWRC's fate is shared by many national and international NGOs throughout Uzbekistan, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Freedom House, and the Eurasia Foundation.
In addition to Partners, WLP has also worked with a number of national and international NGOs since WLP’s founding in 2000. Past collaborators include:
Gender at Work, which helps organizations around the world become models for a more equitable, just, accountable world. Gender at Work supports transformations within organizations, making development, social inclusion, and gender equality work dramatically more effective. Gender at Work was founded in 2001 by the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS), the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and the Women's Learning Partnership (WLP).
The Women Leaders Intercultural Forum (WLIF)—a project of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative—which leverages women's leadership to contribute to a more just and secure world. WLIF brought the voices of marginalized women into the public arena by connecting Mary Robinson and other international women leaders to women at the local and national levels, generally in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations.
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF),which is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. CDF champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.ShareThis