WLP’s work uses the programmatic strategies of (1) leadership and advocacy curriculum development, (2)
training at the grassroots, national, and regional levels (3) strengthening civil society, and (4) women’s
human rights advocacy and movement building.
WLP’s programmatic strategies are overlapping and mutually supportive, with the following objectives for each:
Curriculum Development: To create culture‐specific training and advocacy manuals that furnish grassroots activists in the Global South with materials to strengthen democracy activism, the women’s movement, and youth with materials in leadership, ICTs, political participation, organizational capacity building and evaluation, and advocacy for women’s human rights.
Training: To implement flexible and accessible participatory leadership training for an increasing number of civil society organizations and grassroots women so they can acquire the skills necessary to actively shape their future, assume leadership in their communities, and become activists committed to strengthening democracy and women’s rights.
Strengthening Civil Society: (1) To increase partner organizations’ capacity in strategic program implementation and evaluation, sustainable organizational development, ICTs, and mobilization and management of human and financial resources, to strengthen their ability to implement empowerment programs and foster women's agency in developing moderate, secular civil societies. (2) To build partners’ capacity to take collective action by providing them with opportunities to cooperate and deepen relationships among themselves and with other civil society organizations at the national and regional levels.
Women’s Human Rights Advocacy and Movement Building: (1) To mobilize women and youth at the grassroots to effect social change and legal reform for gender equitable societies. (2) To build and strengthen grassroots, national, and international networks that promote democratic governance and peace‐building and increase the capacity of marginalized, moderate civil society activists to effectively engage in prominent networks with opinion leaders, policy makers, and academics. (3) To increase accurate and timely coverage of women's rights and democracy issues by leveraging conventional and alternative media to raise awareness and engage a broad spectrum of individuals in constructive dialogue.
Alerts & Updates
February 11, 2014
Human Rights, Middle East
Women's Learning Partnership & the Equality Without Reservation Campaigninvite you to the CSW 58 parallel event:
Achieving the MDGs for women and girls in times of transition in the MENA region
Tuesday, March 18: 10:30-12PMThe Church Center of the United Nations, 777 1st Avenue, E 44th St, New York, NY
February 7, 2014
2014, csw, Human Rights, human rights, Rights & Reservations: Realizing CEDAW
3:00-7:30 PM, March 19, 2014
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall at The New School 66 West 12th Street, New York, NYClick here to register | Not in New York? Click here to register to join us via Livestream.
Since 2001 there has been a marginalization of human rights at multiple levels of governance, from local to global. Post 9/11, the 1990s trend toward more robust language and policies grounded in the human rights framework gave way to an international emphasis on “hard security.” A decade later, we are witnessing the inadequacy of military-centered security to promote peace or guarantee individual safety or national security. Today, there is a need for greater attention to the status of universal human rights and the effects of rapidly evolving technological, political, and economic conditions on the lives, rights, and freedoms of populations around the world. On March 19, during the meetings of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Women’s Learning Partnership and The New School will convene leaders from across the globe to discuss the present state of human rights and the measures needed to strengthen the human rights movement as a foundation for human security and the development of peaceful and democratic societies.
January 9, 2014
article 475, Human Rights, Middle East, Morocco, rape, Stop Violence Against Women, Political Participation, Morocco
Following significant advocacy by WLP Morocco/ADFM and other Moroccan women’s rights organizations, on January 8, 2014, the Moroccan Parliament finally adopted the draft law to amend article 475 of the Criminal /penal Code, which allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they married their victim.
December 10, 2013
2013 Events, Human Rights, Middle East, Egypt, Political Participation, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco
This February WLP launches our inaugural online Forum:
Identity, Gender, and Activism in the Middle East-North Africa
An Interactive Online Discussion with Activists & Artists from the Region Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 GMT