Conflict & Transitions

Happy International Women’s Day! Watch IWDN Secretariat’s New Documentary on the Backlash Against Women’s Rights Following the Arab Spring

To commemorate International Women’s Day, Women’s Learning Partnership, the International Women’s Democracy Network Secretariat, is pleased to hold today the online world premiere of Because Our Cause Is Just WLP’s new documentary on the backlash against women’s rights in the Middle East/North Africa region. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FILM Film runs 35 minutes   The […]

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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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‘I have the courage to be president’ says Aung San Suu Kyi

Although the 2015 general election is still three years away, National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said last week she is ready to be the country’s next president if the people want her to take the job. “As the leader of a political party, I must have the courage to be […]

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Strategizing for Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in the MENA Region

In April 2012, Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP) published Strategizing for Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in the MENA Region. This white paper compiles many of the insights presented during a WLP-convened March 2, 2012 strategy meeting of activists and experts from across the world who discussed the causes, consequences, […]

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Women’s Rights in Transitions to Democracy: Achieving Rights, Resisting Backlash

Summary of challenges and strategies discussed in the pre-AWID Forum and the subsequent strategy meetings By Thoraya Ahmed Obaid WLP partners joined over one hundred leaders, grassroots activists and academics from the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) and others from Asia, Africa, and Latin America to discuss the challenges faced by women in the MENA region […]

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