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Lebanese Women’s Right to Nationality and Full Citizenship Campaign Holds Record-breaking Sit-in

This November theLebanese Women’s Right to Nationality and Full Citizenship Campaign, led by WLP Lebanon/CRTD.A, realized important new achievements in its mobilization efforts, including record-breaking numbers of protestors in its November 25 sit-in. The Campaign, started by CRTD.A in 2011, seeks reform of the country’s discriminatory nationality laws, which prevent women from passing on their […]

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Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women’s Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa

On October 22, 2013, WLP, in partnership with Cultural Conversations of the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies, held the event “Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women’s Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa.” The event commenced with opening remarks by Azar Nafisi, Executive Director of Cultural Conversations, who […]

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A Call from the Arab Caucus at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

**WLP joins partner organizations and others in the MENA region, and those from outside the region standing in solidarity for women’s full human rights, including the right to be free from violence, in the MENA region. The statement below was originally posted on here on the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies […]

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Milestone for Jordanian Women in Politics + WLP Training Participants Join Senate

Clockwise from top left) MP Khould Alkhatabeh, Senator Asma Khader, Senator Nawal Faouri, MP Wafa bani Moustafa, and MP Hind Al Fayez at WLP’s December 2012 MENA Regional TOT Listen below to WLP’s interview with WLP Jordan/SIGI-J General Coordinator & Senator Asma Khader about this year’s achievements for women in politics in Jordan. After years […]

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WLP Morocco/ADFM & Moroccan Women’s Organizations Stop Flawed GBV Bill + Achieve Formal CSO Consultation

While Morocco women’s rights activists and organizations have long been seeking a comprehensive law to combat gender-based violence, the bill recently drafted by the Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development (bill 103.13, 2013) was far from what the women’s movement sought. Among the bill’s flaws, CSOs noted the lack of consultation with women’s […]

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After advocacy by women’s movement, Morocco makes major reform to rape law

Following significant advocacy by WLP Morocco/ADFM and other Moroccan women’s rights organizations, on January 8, 2014, the Moroccan Parliament finally adopted the draft law to amend article 475 of the Criminal /penal Code, which allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they married their victim. This article has mainly been used to justify the traditional practice […]

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