Women's Learning Partnership

Estados Unidos

  • Ciudad, Estado Bethesda, Maryland
  • Ubicación geográfica América del norte

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Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) is dedicated to women's leadership and empowerment. Our primary objective is to increase the number of women taking on leadership and decision-making roles at family, community, and national levels, practicing a leadership style that is horizontal, democratic, egalitarian, and inclusive.

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We work with 20 autonomous and independent partner organizations in the Global South, particularly in Muslim-majority societies.

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We strongly believe that women, working in partnership, will learn the skills and implement the strategies needed to secure human rights, contribute to the development of their communities, and ultimately create a more peaceful world.

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What Difference Do Women Make?

29 posts | martes, 24 de febrero de 2009 3:02


Ayude a reformar las leyes de familia

La "Guía a la igualdad en la familia en el Magreb" es una publicación de Women's Learning Partnership que explica las leyes familiares en Magreb y ofrece argumentos para la reforma. Descargue este valioso y actual recurso para usarlo en su comunidad. (Inglés, francés, árabe)

Aprender a liderar

Descargue el Manual de entrenamiento en liderazgo para mujeres. ¡Disponible en 16 idiomas! Está a solo un clic de aprender todo lo que necesita saber sobre el empoderamiento y el liderazgo efectivo y participativo.

Claiming Equal Citizenship Campaign

Claiming Equal Citizenship Campaign

Women’s right to equal citizenship is guaranteed by the majority of Arab constitutions, as well as by international law. Yet across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the Gulf, women are denied their right to nationality – a crucial component of citizenship. Such laws send the message that women do not enjoy a direct relationship with the state, but must access their citizenship rights through mediation of a male family member, such as a father or a husband. Until women in the MENA and Gulf regions are recognized as full nationals and citizens, they cannot participate fully in public life, nor claim the other rights to which they are entitled as equal members of their societies. Please lend your support to the campaign. Send a message of solidarity to WLP campaign partners who are coordinating the national and regional campaigns to raise awareness of the issue, advocate for change, and mobilize support to modify discriminatory legislation.


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de la Comunidad:

Most of us live in societies that are hierarchically organized and command-oriented. The locus of command may be home, community, the political arena, or the economy. The structure of command nurtures and is nurtured by a culture of obedience that at once sustains and camouflages a pecking order by producing a system of authority. The role of authority is to legitimize command relations by creating consent. In the absence of authority, everyone in the command relationship becomes a potential bully or wimp. This cannot be the ideal relationship we seek. Rather, we look to a different kind of society where men and women turn to one another not as objects in social functions, where one commands and the other obeys, but as genuine communicating beings. We look at leadership in a learning society as a means of nurturing genuine beings who look to one another for community and meaning. Yet in order to move toward learning societies, we need to start from where we are.

For most of us the term leadership evokes energy, determination, and power used to achieve some worthy goal. One is a leader if one convinces others to do one's bidding. In this interpretation of the term individuals in authority are in a better position to lead. However, this is not always the case. We know from experience that many individuals who are in positions of authority—fathers, bosses, landowners, and professionals, for example—are not leaders. On the other hand, many of us have come across individuals who are not in any observable position of authority though we feel they are leaders because they influence their environment. Is leadership then a personal quality? Is it a trait that some people possess while others do not?  

de la Comunidad:

From January 28th to February 1st 2008, IWDN Secretariat, WLP, and Nicaraguan women’s rights organization, Fondo para el Desarollo de la Mujer (FODEM) convened the first Central America Regional Training of Trainers Institute for Women’s Leadership in Managua, Nicaragua.  


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