Media Advisory: Women’s Learning Partnership launches new documentary on effective advocacy strategies for women’s human rights in a globalized world with “Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey”

March 2, 2015

Media Advisory: Women’s Learning Partnership launches new documentary on effective advocacy strategies for women’s human rights in a globalized world with “Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey” 

Media Contact:
Allison Horowski, Phone: +1-301-654-2774; Email: ahorowski[at]
Ruby Mohamed, Phone:  +1-301-654-2774; Email: rmohamed[at]

Bethesda, MD – Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) will premiere it’s new documentary on the state of human rights globally, on March 10th at The New School in New York City. The premiere of the documentary titled “Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey” will be presented in partnership with the Gender Studies Program at The New School and co-sponsored by the Global Studies at The New School. The film screening will be followed by a panel of human rights activists and experts who will discuss the deterioration of human rights around the world and suggest strategies for change.

WLP Founder and President Mahnaz Afkhami says that the film “will help bring awareness of the extent of the deterioration of the global consensus and commitment to rights and suggest the way forward by reigniting the passion for compassion and tolerance, and strengthen trust in the humane aspirations of people around the world.”

Panelists include:

Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran/USA): President and Founder of WLP and former Minister for Women’s Affairs, Iran
Lina Abou-Habib (Lebanon): WLP International’s Senior Advisor for International Partnerships and Executive Director of the Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action (CRTD-A)
Abena P.A. Busia (Ghana/U.S.): Chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University
Yakin Ertürk (Turkey): Former member of the Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women
Rabéa Naciri (Morocco): Founding member of the Association Democratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) and a member of the National Rights Council of Morocco


About the Status of Human Rights in the Global South

WLP was established in 2000 and is led by Mahnaz Afkhami, former Minister for Women’s Affairs, Iran. “The globalized world, with the communications revolution and hard security that we live in, requires that-- activists, advocates, academics, governments, and international entities- -come together across all lines of diversity to bring about change,” Afkhami says “and the women’s human rights organizations that comprise WLP are all in synch on the point that women are in a position to have solutions not only for “women’s issues,” but for the world.”

Known for its culture-specific, participatory leadership approach to advancing women’s human rights, WLP maintains its commitment to producing films that create a space which activate the North-South dialogue on pressing issues affecting the Global South, in particular, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region. For more information, please visit

About Women’s Learning Partnership

WLP is a non-profit international women’s rights organization comprised of 20 autonomous women’s rights CSOs and dedicated to training and supporting women in the Global South, primarily in transitioning and developing societies, to become leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world where women’s full human rights are realized and protected. Through this partnership we promote universal human rights, advance democracy, and strengthen civil society, and empower and transform women and youth to harness their tremendous potential as leaders in their families, communities, and societies for a more equitable world. Over the past decade, WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over forty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to empower women’s movements across the globe. For more information, please visit

Media Opportunities
Women’s rights advocates and experts from the MENA and Global South are available for interviews. Please contact media contact above.



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