Women's Learning Partnership is made up of WLP International in the USA and 20 WLP national and regional partners, based in Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, and Zimbabwe.
While each partner is autonomous and independent, we share the values and aspirations of the Partnership as a whole. We are committed to the creation of tolerant, egalitarian, and democratic communities developed through partnerships based on cooperation, trust, and respect. We sustain our partnerships through open, ongoing and in-depth communication.
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Together we promote a model of participatory leadership that values the skills and contributions of every individual and emphasizes the importance of collective action for gender equality and social justice.
We work together to develop training curriculum and implement programs on leadership and empowerment; organizational capacity building; ICT capacity building; women's human rights; and culture of peace. We also engage in collective advocacy and networking efforts to ensure that the voices of women from the Global South, particularly Muslim-majority societies, are heard.
By working in partnership, we put our collective energies behind common goals, significantly increasing our impact on the socio-political environment.
Alerts & Updates
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.
April 2, 2015
economic empowerment, Middle East, Leading To Choices, Leadership, Turkey
WLP Turkey/Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work (FSWW) held a series of grassroots training workshops in July through December of 2014 on financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The new workshop series was developed by FSWW to help to expand women’s micro entrepreneurship in economically disadvantaged communities, and is based off of the participatory facilitation methodology developed by Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP). In all FSWW conducted workshops in four cities reaching a total of 266 women participants.
December 23, 2014
Leading to Action, Leading To Choices, Leadership, Egypt, Organizational Capacity Building, Political Participation
WLP Egypt/Forum for Women in Development (FWID) has begun the third phase of an ongoing initiative to build capacity and facilitate cooperation between disparate civil society organizations (CSOs) non-governmental organizations (NGOs) throughout Egypt. The initiative, entitled “The Role of Civil Society in Attaining Social Justice,” encompasses diverse groups focusing on women’s rights, poverty reduction, and fighting corruption, among others. The initiative is seen as particularly important at a time when CSOs and NGOs of all types are facing increasing restrictions from the Egyptian government.