ABOUT IWDN | HISTORY OF THE NETWORK | ABOUT WOMEN’S LEARNING PARTNERSHIP

The International Women’s Democracy Network (IWDN) was launched in 2004 at the World Movement for Democracy Third Assembly in Durban, South Africa, during the ‘Networking Activists for Women’s Rights’ workshop. Regional women’s networks from Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, South-East Asia, and Central Asia regions, explored the viability of creating a network of networks and activists working on issues of women and democracy and agreed to launch a Network to mutually support each other’s work. Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace, (WLP) was appointed to establish a Secretariat for IWDN to offer an important space for democracy, networking and knowledge development. Workshop participants emphasized the need for women to be involved in the process that leads to generating the agenda and program of the World Movement for Democracy Assemblies in order to ensure that participating women’s concerns are given priority.