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Women's Learning Partnership (WLP)
Bethesda, USA

WLP was founded in 2000 in response to the expressed needs of a network of NGO leaders and grassroots activists from the Middle East and North Africa. The organization is dedicated to women's leadership, empowerment, and human rights for women at the grassroots level in the Global South, particularly Muslim-majority countries. It produces culture-specific training materials, implements participatory leadership trainings, and builds the capacity of women’s organizations that are enabling the leadership of women and securing their human rights.

2010$100,0002 years
This grant enables WLP to develop French language versions of its curriculum, including a manual on violence against women and a youth leadership manual for girls aged 13-17. It also enables WLP to hold training institutes for West African women’s organizations engaged in rights activism.
2008$100,0002 years
This grant enables WLP to publish its civic participation manual in English and its Information and Communications Technology (ICT)manual in French. WLP is distributing its leadership manual in multiple languages in sub-Saharan Africa, and providing leadership trainings to grassroots and activist women in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe. In addition, the grant supports WLP to develop a three- to five-year strategic plan focusing on program and advocacy activities in Sub Saharan Africa.
2007$20,0001 year
This grant enables WLP to translate into Pidgin English its leadership training manual, Leading to Choices, and to develop a civic participation manual for women. WLP’s regional partner, BAOBAB, will conduct a national training of trainers for women’s leadership in Sierra Leone. BAOBAB and WLP will also provide training and support institutional development for women’s grassroots groups in Cameroon and Zimbabwe.

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