Analyses, Agreements and Resolutions: Legal, Comparative and Advocacy Resources

Family Law Reform:

  • Advocacy Resources including CEDAW Reports
  • Legal Resources including Muslim family codes comparison
  • Country-specific legal texts
  • Bibliographies on Muslim Family Law
 29 countries have reached the 30 percent mark in women's representation in parliament; at least 24 of those 29 have used quotas. 
— UN Women

Political Participation:

  • Data on Women's Representation in Politics
  • Quotas database and report
  • International legal agreements including the Beijing Platform, ICCPR and CPRW
  • Glossary and additional online ressources

Women's Human Rights:

  • CEDAW text and optional protocol
  • CEDAW advocacy material: "Equality without reservation" campaign, report in the Arab World, guides and learning resources
  • CEDAW status in WLP countries

Women, Peace and Security:

  • UN Security Council Resolutions
  • 1325 National Action Plans and 1325+10 materials
  • Violence Against Women reports and resolutions
Alerts & Updates
December 16, 2015 | Africa, Human Rights, Beyond Equality, Leadership, Political Participation, Leading To Choices, Transitions to Democracy, Zimbabwe
Although the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for gender balance in decision-making and power, many women and girls are still unaware of their rights and how to exercise them. In response, WLP’s partner in Zimbabwe, Women’s Self-Promotion Movement (WSPM), convened 24 participants from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Women’s NGOs, academics and professional women to discuss how they can transform power relations in all spheres of life.
October 8, 2015 | Algeria, Human Rights, Iraq, Libya, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Bahrain, ICT for Social Change, Leadership, Egypt, Leading to Action, Young & Emerging Leaders, Leading To Choices, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine
“We shared one passionate spirit to formulate our visions for a better tomorrow and a better world.” - Ahmed from Egypt on his experience at the Active Citizenship and Movement Building Institute for Millennials in Beirut, Lebanon.
August 28, 2015 | Middle East, ICT for Social Change, Leading to Action, Young & Emerging Leaders, Leading To Choices, Jordan
A key outcome of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build on the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. In response, WLP Jordan/Sisterhood is Global Institute-Jordan (SIGI/J) initiated a civil society consultation process across Jordan (Aqaba, Irbid, and Amman) to contribute to the international discussion.
June 15, 2015 | Africa, Leadership, Political Participation, Leading to Action, Leading To Choices, Leading To Choices Multimedia, Senegal
The following article is a first-person account of an interview with Julie Cisse, Founder and Coordinator of GIPS WAR, conducted by WLP Senior Global Facilitator Lina Abou-Habib in Dakar, Senegal, May 30, 2015.
S:SSO to Sakai