Rights & Reservations: Realizing CEDAW

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Women & the Politics of Change in the Middle East

October 8, 2009

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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

presents:

Women & the Politics of Change in the Middle East

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 5-7 pm | Kenney Auditorium, SAIS, JHU | 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC (map)
Seats are limited. RSVP online or by email.

Leadership Workshops in Morocco and Nigeria Create Hope for Social Change

March 6, 2006

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In the remote northeastern town of Taza in Morocco, twenty-five women and five men, participated in a leadership training workshop. The majority of participants were representatives of organizations involved with economic development, social services, education, poverty eradication, women's rights advocacy, and improving women's health. In Nigeria, in response to the recent resurgence in violence between Muslim and Christian groups in the country, a workshop was organized with twenty-five grassroots Muslim and Christian women in the northern city of Zaria.

WLP Morocco/ADFM Sends Open Letter to New Head of Government Calling for Further Action to Advance Women's Equality

January 9, 2012

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To Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane Head of Government

We are pleased to address you, after your appointment by King Mohammed VI, as Head of the Government, wishing you every success in your mission. Read more1 »

WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami Testimony on Women & the Arab Spring to U.S. Senate

November 4, 2011

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The following is WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami's written testimony for the hearing on Women and the Arab Spring to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operation and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues and Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Central Asia Affairs.

 

Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony on the state of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa during this critical time of transition.

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Breaking Barriers to Advance Gender-Just Peace: WLP Co-convenes Women Peacemakers at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

October 5, 2011

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CRTD-A concludes regional campaign meeting in Beirut: Arab Spring may bring political changes, but women activists need to be more vigilant than ever

July 12, 2011

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Feminist organizations from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Syria, and Lebanon convened a meeting in Beirut on June 27th and 28th, hosted by WLP Lebanon/CRTD-A. Partners from Bahrain were unable to attend due to the unstable security situation in their country. Participating organizations are active members of WLP International as well as the Equality without Reservation Coalition. Read more1 »

Women's Rights in the Draft Constitution

July 1, 2011

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WLP MOROCCO/ADFM PRESS RELEASE:

The Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), as an autonomous feminist association, having considered the various provisions of the draft constitution for fundamental rights and freedoms, particularly those relating to women's human rights, considers that:

• This project comes at a time of accelerated change in the countries of the southern Mediterranean and the Middle East, and reflects the current state of our society and its political and social actors. It broadly reflects the aspirations of Moroccans to a more dignified life; Read more1 »

Collective for Research & Training on Development-Action (CRTD-A)

June 28, 2011

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Collective for Research & Training on Development-Action (CRTD-A) provides technical training and support to non-governmental organizations, governmental partners, researchers, and international agencies in areas of social and community development, with an emphasis on gender equality and equity. CRTD-A focuses on qualitative, participatory, and action-oriented social research, and produces original literature on gender and development, gender mainstreaming, gender training, social development, civil society, and poverty. CRTD-A also provides consultancy services for non-governmental organizations and other development actors in gender related areas.

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Regional Coalition and Advocacy Planning Meetings for the Citizenship and CEDAW Campaigns in Lebanon, June 2011

June 24, 2011

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Local events being held by CRTD-A, June 2011

On June 24 2011, WLP Lebanon/CTRD-A brought together 100 women who are involved with the Claiming Equal Citizenship campaign for a consultation and planning meeting, to organize a public advocacy event on the campaign. This event came in the wake of the appointment of a new government in Lebanon, and the increasing concern for Lebanon's commitment to the full implementation of CEDAW, notably through the reform of the family laws and of the discriminatory nationality laws. WLP will continue to provide updates on the events connected with this initiative.

On June 27 and 28 2011, CRTD-A will be convening an annual regional meeting of the coalition of organizations that work together on the Claiming Equal Citizenship and Equality without Reservation campaigns in Beirut. The working group will be discussing the events of the Arab Spring in the region, and how these events have impacted, and will continue to impact, women and women’s rights. The group will also collaborate on a press release regarding women’s participation in the Arab Spring, and the emerging critical issues for women in the region, particularly with the growing visibility and mobilization of fundamentalist religious and political groups.

News from May 2011 Rabat Convening on Women and the Political Transitions in the MENA Region, and a Call for Action

May 25, 2011

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On May 20, 2011, representatives from civil society, women’s rights organizations, international organizations, including UN Women, the public sector and the diplomatic corps from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon, convened in Rabat for a regional seminar on Women and Democratic Transitions in the MENA region. Read more1 »

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