The Women’s Learning Partnership aims to achieve widespread, sustainable change through cooperation with partner organizations.
WLP activities strengthen the capacity of partners and other groups in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, who in turn mobilize hundreds of local organizations, who in turn train thousands of grassroots community members to be strong, motivated advocates for change.
WLP provides multidimensional and flexible capacity building, supporting partners to build strong, sustainable organizations.
We enable partner organizations to develop the skills and access the resources, curriculum and technological tools they need to implement trainings in leadership and empowerment and ICTs.
We connect partner organizations with international social justice networks and support their efforts to build regional networks to advance women's rights.
In order to increase the visibility of our partners' work, we support partner campaigns, organize events, and publicize partner activities through our website, eNews, and media outlets.
We are also currently developing new curriculum on organizational capacity building that will address organizational development, program evaluation, and innovative forms of training delivery.
Alerts & Updates
October 25, 2011
Human Rights, ICT for Social Change, Making IT Our Own, Organizational Capacity Building, Political Participation
WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami discusses the intersection of women, democratic transition, and technology, focusing on the current context of the Middle East, at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Conference, "Internet and democratic change - Net activism, empowerment and emancipation," October 26, 2011 from 11:30-12:10 GMT, followed by discussions on specific MENA countries, and closing remarks by Sweden's Secretary of State, Hanna Hellquist.
May 21, 2010
Asia, 2010 Events, eNews 26, Organizational Capacity Building, Indonesia
On April 10-11 in Jakarta, Indonesia, WLP held its 2010 Transnational Partners Convening (TPC) with partners from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe, prior to the World Movement for Democracy's Sixth Assembly. WLP partners shared strategies for enhancing the Partnership's work in political participation, ending violence against women, our peer-to-peer mentoring and exchange program, and advocacy campaigns, in light of challenges such as increasing extremism, restrictive NGO laws, and a challenging funding landscape.
December 4, 2009
Organizational Capacity Building, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan
Since its launch in September 2008, WLP's peer-exchange strategic planning and capacity building initiative has been a resounding success. Over the past year, we have seen fruitful exchanges between partners in several countries, including Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and Nigeria. Our peer collaboration model has already evolved far beyond our initial hopes, producing not only deep organizational analyses and real results, but also a new level of creativity, outreach, and relationship building among partners and across regions.
June 23, 2009
eNews 24, Organizational Capacity Building, Jordan
Implementing CEDAW without reservations, strengthening Security Council resolution 1325, advocating for family law reform, and shaping new nationality laws that do not discriminate against women were just a few of the topics covered over the course of three days by WLP partners. Meeting in Amman, Jordan from May 30–June 2, at the WLP Partnership’s transnational convening, women from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East discussed the political, social, and economic challenges that their organizations are facing, and innovative approaches for bringing about justice and equality for women.