Approximately half of the world’s population is under 25. In many countries, youth under the age of 20 account for one third of the population. The Women’s Learning Partnership believes that young women have an instrumental role in shaping the futures of their societies, and have much to contribute.
Our Young Women's Learning Partnership (YWLP) initiative focuses on developing the leadership capacities of young women and girls to equip them with the skills necessary to build just and peaceful societies, to develop collective solutions to the challenges they face in their communities, and to contribute to the women’s movement. We accomplish this through mentoring and training young women leaders to advocate for themselves and their futures, as well as to transform intergenerational relations in order to augment the voices and contributions of young women.
Youth Leadership Manual
The YWLP initiative focuses on engaging young women and girls in a leadership learning process that is participatory, inclusive, and respectful of diversity. WLP’s Yes I Can: Leadership for Teens manual reflects this ethic of leadership and was adapted for young women and girls in cooperation with partners in Jordan and Bahrain.
The manual case studies include highly interactive exercises. Training workshops based on these manuals are engaging the young women and girls to create a shared vision, build consensus, strengthen their communication skills, and create action plans to achieve common goals.
Alerts & Updates
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.
August 18, 2015
2015 Events, Africa, Americas, Asia, Human Rights, human security, Middle East, TPC, ICT for Social Change, Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey, Young & Emerging Leaders
Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) and The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) present The World We Seek: Reigniting the Dialogue on Human Security. September 14, 2015, 9:30am-5:00pm.
June 25, 2015
Human Rights, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Young & Emerging Leaders
WLP is proud to announce that Dr. Thoraya Obaid, Chair of WLP's Board of Directors and distinguished advocate for women's rights in Saudi Arabia and across the Global South, earned the 2015 United Nations Population Award in the individual laureate category. The award recognizes Dr. Obaid's outstanding commitment, vision, and leadership in promoting population issues and the rights of women, girls, and young people.