Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP)

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About Us

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in the Global South, trains and supports women leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific leadership trainings on democratic participation and partners with local organizations to help women gain the skills they need to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national level.

Over the past decade, WLP's programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached tens of thousands of women in over 40 countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to power women's movements across the globe.

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.

Our primary objectives are to increase the number of women taking on leadership and decision-making roles at family, community, and national levels, and to improve the effectiveness of feminist movements in Muslim-majority societies and globally by strengthening the capacity of our partner organizations.

Our culturally-adapted curriculum is now available in 20 languages. We have disseminated our participatory leadership training methodology and expanded and strengthened our networks through six National and Regional Institutes for Women's Leadership and Training of Trainers.

While grassroots workshops on the topics of Leadership, and also Political Participation, remain a vital component of our work, we have continued to innovate the form and content of our training, and also provide ICT workshops and e-Courses (online distance learning courses) in participatory leadership. A long-term commitment to responsive organizational and ICT capacity building has supported the sustainable growth of the Partnership and of our programs.

WLP is an international, non-governmental organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.