Events

This fall WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami curated On Generations for the International Museum of Women's Curating Change. This exhibit features the voices of women thought-leaders, filmmakers, and activists who curate their favorite stories from IMOW's rich global archives. 
In October, WLP traveled to Lima, Peru for the World Movement for Democracy (WMD) seventh Global Assembly, Democracy for All: Ensuring Political, Social, and Economic Inclusion. The conference brought together WLP Partners and more than 500 democracy activists, practitioners, and scholars, providing an important opportunity for learning, exchange, and networking with civil society actors from across the world.
On the final day of the AWID Forum WLP held the panel discussion “Interfaith Perspectives on Religious Fundamentalisms and Women’s Rights.” During the panel leading activists from the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and the United States commented on fundamentalist groups, their recent rise in power, the values they hold, and their view of women’s “appropriate” role in family and society.
This April, WLP travelled to Istanbul for a series of important convenings, organized in conjunction with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) Forum.
  Women's Social and Economic Rights in Light of Political Changes in the Arab Region 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Monday, March 5, 2012
Worldwide, at least one in three women are victims of violence. It is the most pervasive human rights violation on earth -- present in every country, every culture, every religion, every class.But around the globe, women are joining forces and speaking out, advocating for new laws, and developing successful strategies to eradicate gender-based violence. The challenges are many. But the mission is clear: bring an end to the culture of violence and forge a new path to a culture of peace and human rights for all.In WLP’s film, leading experts and activists from across the globe discuss the root causes of gender-based violence, share strategies to combat it, and provide inspiring accounts of the important milestones already achieved through the international women’s movement. 
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