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In October, WLP organized two panel discussions in Washington, D.C. to reflect upon the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the ten-year anniversary of WLP, and the launch of Iranian Women's One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story, the latest volume in WLP's Translation Series.
On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) and celebrating the 30th Anniversary of CEDAW Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) in cooperation with Cultural Conversations, of the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University presents: Women & the Politics of Change in the Middle East Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 5-7 pm | Kenney Auditorium, SAIS, JHU | 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC (map) Seats are limited. RSVP online or by email.
Today, Ms. Afkhami said, we "need to adopt new ways of looking at the forces that produce and control social and cultural power, and focus on strategies that increase women’s leadership and access to power." She went on to describe the connection between women’s leadership and reducing violence against women. "There is new scholarship that shows not only is there a causality between women in power and a reduction in violent conflict, but the original social conditions that allowed for the rise of democracy and greater gender parity included a significant reduction in violent patriarchy."
The room was buzzing. One youth group producing an original YouTube video on domestic violence. Another creating a poster urging youngsters to volunteer. All members of a third team busy on Facebook, inviting friends to join their newly-created group to fight child abuse. More sights such as these were part of the Youth Tech Festival in Jordan where over 90 young women and men (with a 9 all-female technology training team) gathered to acquire hands-on skills to utilize emerging technologies to advocate for social change. To view photo blog in alternate sizes: Large | Full Screen (click on play button above)
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