WLP makes available manuals, books, films, legislation, and other resources for women’s rights advocates in over 20 languages. Click here to browse and download resources in our LEARNING CENTER.
Preserving Women's History
WLP maintains a collection of recordings that include unique conversations with women leaders from the Global North and South, media interviews, documentary films, conferences, training workshops, and other events. Since May 2014, we have collaborated with the Internet Archive to create a public, online repository for WLP’s digital collections. For this project, we developed a cataloguing system, and reviewed and edited hundreds of resources on a variety of biographical and historical subjects relating to activist women, pivotal advocacy campaigns, global women's conferences, and WLP's impact on women's leadership and organizing. Read more about our Preserving Women's History.
Oral Histories of the Global Women's Movement
WLP has collected hundreds of hours of diverse, multilingual materials and recordings pertaining to the global movements for peace, democracy, and women’s human rights with the goal of preserving the stories and lessons of women’s rights activists from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America who have left their mark on the struggle for women’s advancement. Our Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement contains extensive interviews with prominent and grassroots women’s rights activists who discuss formative events in their personal lives and their eye-witness accounts of history in the making. Read more about our Oral History Project.
Multi-country Corpus of Laws
The Corpus of Laws is WLP's collection of laws and legal instruments, including constitutions, family laws, penal codes, and gender-based violence prevention laws, from our partner countries and other selected countries in which women's rights activists are pushing for legal changes. Our particular focus is on laws concerning women and the family across Muslim-majority societies.
Originally launched in 2012, our database contains over 100 legal instruments from 25 countries, available in Arabic, English, French, and other languages. Our collection of laws and legal resources is a partnership-wide, ongoing initiative. Anyone can access WLP’s Corpus of Laws in our Learning Center.
WLP is uniquely situated to produce and promote feminist scholarship from the Global South that can influence feminist theory and activism across the globe. WLP supports scholars, from graduate students to renowned academics, by giving them access to our feminist contacts in the Global South who are conducting critical scholarship and advocacy. We have brought the work of Global South scholars to the attention of researchers, research institutions, and academic publishers in the Global North and South.
In addition, WLP itself conducts qualitative and quantitative research on laws, policies, and practices impacting the rights, freedoms, and security of women. We document women’s stories, recording their lived experiences, leadership, and accomplishments. And, we train individuals and NGOs to conduct their own research and develop their own archives of women’s experience. WLP disseminates our research and analyses through white papers, published books, our digital resources, and symposia on feminist issues.
Our research is used to empower women to make better choices, support gender mainstreaming initiatives, stimulate policy dialogue, and inform decision-makers. WLP partners also use our research in their training programs.