Events and Trainings

IWDN Coordinator Presents on Women, Tech, and Democracy Panel During Social Media Week

On February 19, 2013, as Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) Program Associate and the International Women’s Democracy Network Coordinator, I spoke on the panel, “Women, Tech, and Democracy: The Next Frontier,” as part of Social Media Week in Washington, DC, at the National Democratic Institute (NDI).  I presented on WLP’s successful technology programs, WLP Partner advocacy […]

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Democratic Transitions and the Inclusion of Women—Perspectives from the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America

Although transitions may differ from one context to the next, compelling similarities can be drawn. For instance, co-opting transitions by conservative and anti-women religious groups appears to be a worldwide phenomenon, as we continue to see cases of compromising on women’s right for the sake of national security. We have learned that often, democracies do not adopt gender equality agendas on their own.

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IWDN Fifth General Assembly

The panel heard from Network members about achievements and challenges faced by women all over the world, including successful advocacy campaigns, quotas and political advances, attacks on reproductive health, the rise of fundamentalism, and the obstacles of illiteracy and lack of access to education.

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No Spring for Arab Women: A Sober Report from CSW and a Wake Up Call

Written by Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action (CRTD-A) executive director Lina Abou-Habib, WLP’s partner in Lebanon, and originally posted on WLP’s blog “Our Vision & Our Voices.” WLP is IWDN’s Secretariat. This year’s 56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was convened to address the global issues of “Rural Women’s Empowerment, Poverty Reduction and […]

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Oxlajuj B’atz in Guatemala Calls for Photo Submissions

Oxlajuj B’atz’ is an organization in Panajachel, Guatemala that works with Mayan women in 20 communities throughout the country by providing capacity building workshops in the areas of democracy, business development, and health and well-being. For International Women’s Day, we are organizing two days of events — one day will be our General Assembly, where […]

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Apply for the 2012 Women in Public Service Summer Institute

The Women in Public Service Project (WPSP), an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the Seven Sisters women’s colleges – Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith and Wellesley, is accepting applications for its Women in Public Service Summer Institute, 2012.

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