Women’s Learning Partnership

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Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) was created "in the aftermath of the 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference for Women" and they are "dedicated to women's leadership and empowerment. At its essence, WLP is a builder of networks, working with 18 autonomous and independent partner organizations in the Global South, particularly in Muslim-majority societies, to empower women to transform their families, communities, and societies."

"WLP is an international, non-governmental organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations." [1]

Women’s Learning Partnership: Program Advisors


"WLP's work is made possible by the generous support of individual donors and the following organizations:"



Advisory Council

  • Hafsat Abiola, Founder and Executive Director, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND)
  • Afifa Dirani Arsanios, Advisor to the Minister of Culture and Education, Lebanon
  • Suheir Azzouni-Mahshi, Former Director General, Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), Palestine
  • Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL)
  • Thais Corral, Coordinator, CEMINA - Comunicação, Educação e Informação em Gênero (CEMINA), Brazil
  • Nancy Flowers, Human Rights Education Consultant
  • Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
  • Ayesha Imam, Founding Member, BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights (BAOBAB), Nigeria
  • Zahira Kamal, Minister of Women's Affairs, Palestine
  • Farhad Kazemi, Vice Provost, New York University
  • Asma Khader, Minister of Culture and Government Spokesperson, Jordan
  • Amina Lemrini, Executive Committee Member, Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), Morocco
  • Afaf Mahfouz, Former President, Conference of Non-governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO)
  • Ann Elizabeth Mayer, Associate Professor of Legal Studies, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rabéa Naciri, President, Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc, Rabat
  • Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General and CEO, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
  • Thoraya Obaid, Executive Director, UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Ayo Obe, President, Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Nigeria
  • Regan Ralph, Executive Director, Fund for Global Human Rights
  • Aruna Rao, Coordinator, Gender at Work
  • Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women (GFW)
  • Bouthaina Shaaban, Minister of Expatriates, Syrian Arab Republic
  • Zenebewerke Tadesse, Founding Member, Association of African Women for Research and Development, Ethiopia


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Web: http://learningpartnership.org