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Building Capacity, Engaging Youth, and Promoting Human Rights in Morocco

April 27, 2016

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ADFM, WLP’s partner in Morocco, hosted a series of workshops throughout the spring of 2016 designed to provide local activists with relevant skills and knowledge for women’s rights and activism. 


Women’s Rights Activists from Central Asia Gather for WLP Training

March 29, 2016

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Women’s rights experts from 11 Central Asian countries convened in Kazakhstan for a regional Training of Trainers hosted by WLP in February 2016. The participants discussed themes of leadership, democracy building, gender-based violence, and human rights advocacy. 


Human Rights & 21st Century Challenges: 20+ Years After the UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna

February 7, 2014

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3:00-7:30 PM, March 19, 2014
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall at The New School 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY

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Click here for the full list of WLP's CSW events, Thursday, March 13-Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan Human Rights Film Festival

December 6, 2013

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Seventh Annual International Film Festival on Human Rights: "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan"

September 16, 2013

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WLP Kyrgyzstan/Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan will be hosting the Seventh Annual International Film Festival on Human Rights: "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan" from September 18-24, 2013. The theme of this year's Festival is "Migration: human rights, right for association and self-expression".

UPDATE: WLP Kyrgyzstan- Tolekan Ismailova is Denied Fair Trial

November 30, 2012

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On November 27, 2012, the Inter-District Court of Bishkek dismissed a complaint brought to the court by Tolekan Ismailova, Director of WLP Kyrgyzstan/Human Rights Center-“Citizens Against Corruption” and the human rights Bir Duyno Film Festival.

WLP Kyrgyzstan threatened for attempting to screen ‘I’m Gay and Muslim’

October 23, 2012

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WLP Kyrgyzstan/HRC Citizens Against Corruption held their annual Bir Buino Film Festival in Bishkek from September 24-28. On the last day of the festival the organizers were set to screen the independently directed film, ‘I Am Gay and Muslim’, a film that features young Moroccan men speaking about their sexual and religious identities.

WLP Kyrgyzstan's Sixth Annual International ‘Bir Duino’ Film Festival

September 26, 2012

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The Sixth Annual International ‘Bir Duino’ (‘One World’) Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights is in session in Kyrgyzstan this week. WLP's Kyrgyzstan partner Human Rights Center/“Citizens Against Corruption” hosts this annual competition to recognize films that give an honest and powerful depiction of issues such as gender based violence, drug addiction, homelessness, and migration.

Nasrin Sotoudeh Promises Huger Strike if Denied Family Visitation Again

June 21, 2012

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As published on, human and women's rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh has been repeatedly denied in-person visitation with members of her family. If denied again, Sotoudeh promised to launch a hunger strike.

Iranian Activists Circulate Video of Human Rights Defender Nasrin Sotoudeh Visiting with Young Children During Prison Visit

June 11, 2012

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On June 11, 2012, Iranian activists circulated a clip of One Million Signatures campaign member and human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh visiting with her children during a prison visit to raise awareness of her plight.

Sotoudeh is currently serving a six-year prison term and is banned from practicing law for ten years for acting against national security, charges she denies. In this clip, a cheerful Sotoudeh talks with her five-year-old son, while her daughter cries in the background.

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