Regional Hubs

WLP’s Regional Hubs

WLP has a number of growing Regional Hubs that serve as regional representatives of WLP, replicating WLP’s partnership model at the local level. Using local infrastructure, expertise, and experience, WLP’s Regional Hubs lead training workshops, assist with strategic planning, and coordinate advocacy campaigns with organizations outside partner countries in their region (or organizations with whom they share a language). Each Hub works a little differently, adapting WLP programs and resources to meet specific needs in their region.

Among the many programs and projects coordinated by WLP Regional Hubs are the following:

The WLP partnership is a unique and forward-looking model for international training, capacity-building, and advocacy campaigns. Our partners are not just partners with WLP, but work in collaboration with one another to promote women’s rights, development, and peace.

WLP serves as a catalyst for introducing organizations to one another, and supports their joint projects. WLP facilitates the exchange of ideas and the implementation of cooperative programs across countries and continents through its online communications, training workshops, international conferences, and through its Regional Hubs.

WLP’s Regional Hubs

WLP has a number of growing Regional Hubs that serve as regional representatives of WLP, replicating WLP’s partnership model at the local level. Using local infrastructure, expertise, and experience, WLP’s Regional Hubs lead training workshops, assist with strategic planning, and coordinate advocacy campaigns with organizations outside partner countries in their region (or organizations with whom they share a language). Each Hub works a little differently, adapting WLP programs and resources to meet specific needs in their region.

Programs and Projects of WLP’s Regional Hubs

WLP Hubs are led by local women’s organizations that are democratically organized, well-established, widely respected, and influential. While the Hub organizations collaborate on numerous projects with the WLP partnership, and often take the lead on internal partnership peer-to-peer exchanges, their governance and management are entirely independent. WLP Regional Hubs receive technical and resource support from WLP, and in turn share their materials and expertise with other organizations in the WLP partnership, and beyond.

Among the many programs and projects coordinated by WLP Regional Hubs are the following:

  • Mentoring: Representatives of WLP partners travel to other local and regional organizations as well as communicate by phone and internet, to brainstorm, trouble-shoot, and advise each other on their programs and projects.
  • Capacity Building : The Regional Hub mentors are from organizations that have already undergone WLP’s flexible and adaptable strategic planning, and use their knowledge and experience to help guide others through the strategic planning process. Capacity building mentors may work with organizations on a single capacity building workshop, or develop an advisory relationship that lasts years.
    • Mentoring: Representatives of WLP partners travel to other local and regional organizations as well as communicate by phone and internet, to brainstorm, trouble-shoot, and advise each other on their programs and projects.
    • Capacity Building : The Regional Hub mentors are from organizations that have already undergone WLP’s flexible and adaptable strategic planning, and use their knowledge and experience to help guide others through the strategic planning process. Capacity building mentors may work with organizations on a single capacity building workshop, or develop an advisory relationship that lasts years.
    • Training of Trainers: WLP’s manuals, videos, eCourses, and web archives guide and inform workshop trainers around the world. Many of the trainers who use the WLP resources were initially trained in workshops facilitated by WLP’s Regional Hubs. Often the workshop facilitators are from a different region or country than the trainees. This is done on purpose to promote the exchange of fresh ideas and new strategies between the two organizations.
    • Leadership Workshops, Political Activism Workshops, Violence Against Women Workshops, IT Training Workshops: WLP Regional Hubs coordinate the testing, revising and translating of WLP manuals. They also extend WLP’s outreach and impact.
    • Advocacy Campaigns: The Regional Hubs implement and strengthen regional campaigns, raise the visibility of partner campaigns, and lead women’s rights reform efforts. Working with women’s organizations, advocacy groups, politicians, and the public, the Regional Hubs organize rallies and host events for activists, policy-makers, media, and the public.
Alerts & Updates
May 28, 2015 | Human Rights, International Women's Day, Middle East, Jordan
WLP Jordan/Sisterhood is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J) commemorated International Women’s Day (IWD) 2015 with a series of marches and political actions throughout the country, and joined other Jordanian women’s rights and human rights organizations in calling for an end to laws and legal practices that discriminate against women. IWD is observed internationally on March 8 to highlight the current and historical struggles and achievements of women throughout the world.
May 28, 2015 | Human Rights, Middle East, Egypt
On December 6, 2014, WLP Egypt/Forum for Women in Development - FWID ملتقى تنمية المرأة co-hosted the summit "Visions of Justice in the Workplace." Representatives of civil society organizations, scholars, major media outlets, and ministries of labor, education and health from Jordan, WLP Bahrain/Bahrain Women Association, South Sudan, Egypt, and Yemen gathered in Cairo, Egypt, to exchange ideas and share with each other concerns regarding the lack of social justice in existing gender policies acro
May 26, 2015 | abortion, Human Rights, Middle East, Stop Violence Against Women, women's health, Morocco
In a public statement released May 25, 2015, WLP Morocco/L’Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) expressed their “deep disappointment” concerning recently passed abortion legislation.
April 2, 2015 | Americas, economic empowerment, Leading to Action, Brazil, Leading To Choices, Leadership
From November 24-28, 2014, WLP Brazil/Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaçao e Açao (Cepia) convened the 7th Annual Institute for Women’s Human Rights (or “Human Rights Institute”) for a total of 22 participating men and women lawyers, activists, journalists, teachers, and social workers. The topics covered included violence against women, reproductive rights, women’s health, the media, race/ethnicity, and the labor market.
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