Human Rights

Women and the right to collective lands in Morocco: Video of the Soulaliyate Experience

Background: Collective lands represent the highest concentration of available land and natural resource reserves in Morocco. Morocco’s collective lands historically belong to certain ethnic groups and are governed by a law issued in 1919 regulating these groups’ customary practices. These lands were traditionally used collectively, though were later distributed to family groups, and more recently to heads of households (i.e. males). In recent years, the sale of collective lands to public and private real-estate companies groups has accelerated. These sales contribute to the collective insecurity of […]

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Categories: Advocacy, Human Rights, Middle East & North Africa, Spotlight

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Campaign aims to issue national IDs for 2 million Egyptian women (thedailynewsegypt.com)

thedailynewsegypt.com reports: CAIRO: A national campaign to issue national IDs for 2 million Egyptian women kicked off in Qaliubiya, dubbed “Your National ID: Your Rights.” “Our objective is to issue IDs for women so they can practice their political rights and have access to a variety of services such as education, healthcare and other social […]

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Guide to Equality in the Family in the Maghreb

The first in Women’s Learning Partnership’s Translation Series, Guide to Equality in the Family in the Maghreb is an innovative advocacy tool for reform of the family law in Muslim-majority societies. The Guide outlines a process that relates meaningful social change to women’s capability to make deliberate and thoughtful choices. In each thematic module, the Guide presents […]

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Categories: Advocacy, Human Rights, Middle East & North Africa, Training Manuals

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UN Women Report: Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice

The UN recently released Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice, which outlines ten recommendations to make justice systems work for women. They are proven and achievable and, if implemented, they hold enormous potential to increase women’s access to justice and advance gender equality. Visit their website here: http://progress.unwomen.org/

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The myth of evil women in power: when the media participates in the demonization of women

My colleagues at WLP shared this disturbing reminder of the common issues facing women in politics, regardless of where they are: How to Hit a Woman – The new anti-Elizabeth Warren ad, and how political attack ads differ when the target is female. (the article appeared in Slate on November 22, 2011)

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Categories: Advocacy, Empowerment & Skills, Human Rights, Regions

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Women’s Rights and the Arab Spring: Middle East/North Africa Overview and Fact Sheet

WLP, IWDN’s Secretariat, presented this fact sheet on women’s rights and the Arab Spring (with a focus on Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia) 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 during a hearing on Women and the Arab Spring, where WLP President Mahnaz […]

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Categories: Conflict & Transitions, Facts, Human Rights, Middle East & North Africa, Spotlight

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