WLP’s Annual Convening 2017

Mon, Oct 30, 2017


Women’s Learning Partnership‘s annual Transnational Partnership Convening (TPC) opened on October 7, 2017 with welcoming remarks by WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami. She reflected on the state of the world and the Partnership calling attention to two of WLP’s newest endeavors—the Family Law Reform initiative and the Empowering Syrian Refugees for a Better Future project followed by presentations by Board members and partners representing regions of the world. After the presentations, the representative from each partner organization presented on the risks, challenges, and opportunities in their country.

This TPC also provided the opportunity to review WLP’s partnership model, discuss movement building, and communications and branding, monitoring and evaluation. TPC concluded with WLP’s public event “Equality: It’s All in the Family” at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, DC featuring the premiere of the family law reform film, and a panel of WLP representative experts including Yakin Ertürk, Ann Mayer, Joy Ngwakwe, Jacqueline Pitanguy, and UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune.

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About Mahnaz Afkhami

A lifetime advocate for the rights of women, Mahnaz Afkhami works with activists across the world, especially in Muslim majority societies, to help women become leaders. She is Founder and President of Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), Executive Director of Foundation for Iranian Studies...more

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