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
Women & the Politics of Change in the Middle East
WLP in partnership with
The Center for Public Scolarship & Gender Studies Program at The New School
Celebrating UN Women: The Way Forward
February 26, 2011
We will celebrate the establishment of UN Women. Women leaders from across the globe will provide insight into the challenges women face on the ground and offer visions, hopes, and strategies for the new entity.
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."