Middle East & North Africa

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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Categories: Conflict & Transitions, Middle East & North Africa, Resources, Spotlight

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WLP Lebanon/CRTD.A Kicks Off New Trainings

WLP Lebanon/CRTD.A kicks off new round of Leadership and Political Participation training for women involved in the Nationality Campaign Fifteen women involved in CRTD.A’s nationality campaign participated in CRTD.A’s new round of leadership and political participation trainings.  The training, the first of a series of six planned for the remainder of 2012, seeks to build […]

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Categories: Empowerment & Skills, Middle East & North Africa

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The Nationality Campaign Demands the Ministerial Commission to be Transparent

***September 10, 2012 Press Release by the Women’s Right to Nationality Campaign, Lebanon*** The Nationality Campaigns welcomes the holding of the first meeting on September 7, 2012 of the Ministerial Commission mandated with the responsibility of revising the current Nationality Law. This first meeting was held five months after the Commission was formed. The Nationality […]

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Categories: Legislation & Rule of Law, Middle East & North Africa

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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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Categories: Conflict & Transitions, Middle East & North Africa
 
 

Time for Formal Legal Status: An Update on Women’s Rights to Collective Lands in Morocco

Following five years of mobilization by women of collective lands (Soulaliyates) in Morocco, with the tireless support of WLP Morocco/Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), and after the publication of two ministerial circulars (July 2009 and October 2010) recognizing the right of women to compensation related to land sales, on March 30, 2012 the […]

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Categories: Advocacy, Middle East & North Africa, Spotlight

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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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