Snapshots: Fall 2014 Across the Partnership

Leadership training in India, an activist convention in Egypt, and human rights movement building in Marrakesh... These are just a few of the exciting activities happening around the Partnership this fall.

WLP India/Asmita Resource Centre for Women holds Southern Regional TOT

WLP India/Asmita Resource Centre for Women kicked off its Southern Regional Training of Trainers (TOT) Institute for Women’s Leadership and Political Participation on December 10th in Hyderabad, India. The TOT attendees included sixteen organizations across five southern states, many of which are part of the National Alliance of Women. On December 8-9th, Asma Khader, Senior Advisor to WLP Jordan/SIGI/J and a member of WLP’s global team of facilitators, joined Asmita for a convening of lead facilitators in advance of the training. Following the TOT, Asmita will support the participating organizations, with strong networks in their own states, to implement workshops on leadership and political participation for their own constituents.

 

WLP Egypt/FWID Convenes Regional Activists for Dialogue on “A Feminist Vision of Social Justice”

WLP Egypt/FWID held a conference in Cairo, Egypt, from December 4-6, 2014, for civil society organizations, scholars, major media outlets, and ministries of labor, education, and health. Attendees came from across the region, including Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, South Sudan, and Yemen. The conference, “A Feminist Vision of Social Justice,” was organized with the purpose of encouraging dialogue between governmental institutes and civil society sectors. It provided a space for attendees who experienced political and social transformations during the Arab Spring to exchange stories and ideas. Participants shared each other’s failures and successes as well as suggestions for future steps to achieve social justice in the region.

 

WLP Partners Share Experiences at the World Forum on Human Rights

WLP partners Lina Abou-Habib and Tolekan Ismailova shared their experiences at the World Forum on Human Rights in Marrakesh, Morocco. With NGO CSW/NY, Lina Abou-Habib helped organize an advocacy training workshop that highlighted the CSW process and the ways in which NGOs can engage in activism the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Tolekan Ismailova explained how this conference also created a moment for WLP partners to meet and share their work with one another, reinforcing partnership solidarity on an international stage. To read more about WLP’s participation at the World Forum on Human Rights, click here.

 

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