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Through our virtual events WLP amplifies the voices of activists working for change and equality. Find out more about how you can join our upcoming online events below.


Upcoming Events

Equality: It's All in the Family Film Screening Event Promo

Equality: It's All in the Family Film Screening & Panel Discussion | December 10, 2020 | 10:30 AM EST

Register Here: wlp.digital/events2020


Throughout history, the unequal status of women in the family has been remarkably similar in countries all over the world. Relationships between men and women and boys and girls have been hierarchical and segmented by gender roles. The unequal status of women and men in the home, in particular, has modeled and sustained inequality in society at large.

To really address the underpinnings of gender inequality, therefore, we have to begin  in the family.

On December 10, to mark International Human Rights Day, WLP will screen the documentary Equality: It’s All in the FamilyThe film examines the root causes of discriminatory laws and highlights the pathways feminist activists are taking toward legal reform. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with four experts in family law and feminist advocacy to discuss these issues and highlight effective strategies for change.


Catherine Harrington (USA) | Campaign Manager of The Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights


Musa Dube | Professor of New Testament at the University of Botswana

Jacqueline Pitanguy (Brazil) | Founder and Director of Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação

Madhavi Sunder | Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs

at Georgetown University


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Dialogue on a Shared Feminist Vision Across Culture, Faith, and Values | October 15, 2020 | 10:30 AM EDT

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The feminist goals of human rights and climate justice are not the purview of any single culture or faith. Across the planet, irrespective of nation or creed, millions of women and men value human life, human rights, and human security as sacred. Yet we are at a moment in history where we face a range of existential threats, frequently fueled by competition and violence between people of different cultures and religions.

On October 15, 2020, five distinguished feminists from diverse faiths and cultures will participate in a dialogue on their vision for rights and peace. They will discuss how historically our diversity has been used to divide us, but is in fact humankind’s greatest strength. If we are going to solve the challenges of climate change, human suffering, and violence, then we must work together. Too often political and social reform movements do not engage with communities of faith. The panelists will discuss how intercultural and interfaith mobilization can strengthen the global feminist movement and bring us closer to sustainable solutions to the world’s interconnected threats.


Musimbi Kanyoro | WLP Board Chair and former CEO of Global Fund for Women 


Lopa Banerjee | Director of Civil Society Division of UN Women

Karima Bennoune | Homer G. Angelo & Ann Berryhill Endowed Chair and Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law 

Wendy Goldberg | Executive Director of Tri-Faith Initative

Azza Karam | Secretary General of Religions for Peace International

It's Up to Us Facebook Live Stream | October 2, 2020 | 9 & 11 AM EDT

Watch Here: https://www.facebook.com/59143448210/videos/340328220727545


In honor of the landmark gathering at the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing, we are streaming our newest documentary on the future of the global women's movement. Stop by one or both of our screenings to share your ideas for what feminist priorities should be for the next 25 years.

It's Up to Us Film Launch and Discussion | June 12, 2020 | 11:00 AM EDT

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Women’s Learning Partnership invites you to the online screening of our newest film, It’s Up to Us, on June 12. 

Around the world people are facing unprecedented challenges to their health, security, and human rights. The recent coronavirus pandemic has revealed that the current structures of power are unable to respond to current and new crises, and in fact often exacerbate these crises. WLP’s newest documentary, It’s Up to Us, explores the interconnected threats to human security, including conflict, climate change, economic inequality, discriminatory family laws, and gender inequality, and offers solutions based on human rights and equitable decision-making. The film screening will be followed by a panel with women leaders who will discuss the ways in which women are impacted and how women’s leadership can help solve the world’s most pressing issues.

Opening Remarks

Mahnaz Afkhami | President and Founder of Women's Learning Partnership


Pat Mitchell | Editorial Director of TEDWomen

Keynote Speaker

Mary Robinson | Former President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders


Hafsat Abiola-Costello |  President of Women in Africa Initiative (WIA) 

Sarah Costa | Executive Director of Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC)

Azza Karam | Secretary General of Religions for Peace International

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Women Leading with Courage in Times of Crisis | April 28, 2020 | 11:00 AM EST

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Join women leaders from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and the US as they discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted communities across the world. The challenges are significant: threats to health and wellbeing, increased gender-based violence, loss of income, and the erosion of human rights. In the face of these obstacles, women are responding with creativity, compassion, and courage. Speakers will highlight the innovative solutions and initiatives that women are leading to address the crisis and build a more equal future.


Musimbi Kanyoro (Kenya) | WLP Board Chair and former CEO of Global Fund for Women


Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran/USA) | Founder and President of Women's Learning Partnership

Allison Horowski (USA) | Chief Operating Officer of Women's Learning Partnership

Asma Khader (Jordan) | Executive of Director of Solidarity is Global-Jordan

Joy Ngwakwe (Nigeria) | Executive Director of Center for Advancement of Development Rights

Andrea Romani (Brazil) | Program Officer of Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação


Lifelines: The Poetry of Human Rights | May 31, 2020 | 11:00 AM EST


Lifelines: The Poetry of Human Rights is an hour-long program where speakers will highlight some of the most pressing human rights issues around the world through their poetry or prose.  First launched in 2000, the Lifelines event series uses the transformative power of art to bring about social and political change. You will hear voices cast across the divides to convey understanding and appreciation for the pain of exile, torture, violence, and war, and the possibility of starting afresh, of healing, safety, and peace.

This event is presented in partnership with the Humanity Rising summit, a global summit that brings together international leaders and activists to discuss how we can work to build a sustainable and equitable future. During the first ten days of the summit, women leaders from around the world will emphasize the imperative of listening to women as we move into a post-pandemic world.

Recording Link Forthcoming 



Mahnaz Afkhami | Founder and President of WLP


Abena Busia | Ambassador of Ghana to Brazil


Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Sara Cahill Marron 

Hope Wabuke