WLP's dynamic and innovative Roaming Institutes have begun to shape the future of women's leadership by empowering women in the Global South to play significant roles in their nation's social, economic, and political development. — Sakeena YacoobiAfghan Institute of Learning The first Roaming Institute for Women's Leadership took place from June 22-27, 2002 at the Bolger Center for Leadership Development in Maryland. The week-long meeting on enhancing women's rights, leadership, and political participation in the Global South brought together 17 women heads of NGOs and leading rights activists from Afghanistan/Pakistan, Cameroon, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, and Uzbekistan.
Washington DC WLP in Collaboration with: The Center for Global Peace at American University Participants: Elizabeth Alexander (U.S.), Merle Collins (Grenada), Fatema Mernissi (Morocco), and Goli Taraghi (Iran)
Presented by WLP in collaboration with Africa Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars featuring Zenebeworke Tadesse, Founding member of the Association of African Women for Research and Development
Prominent women leaders discussed women's leadership and strategies for expanding women's political participation in Muslim societies. Panelists included Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran), Ayesha Imam (Nigeria), Asma Khader (Jordan), Thoraya Obaid (Saudi Arabia), Shirin Tahir-Kheli (Pakistan), and Azar Nafisi (Iran, Moderator).
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