WLP Virtual Events

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    12 Jun, 2020

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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

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Previous Events

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


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.

Watch the Recording Here :



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


Pat Mitchell | Editorial Director of TEDWomen

Opening Remarks

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


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.

Watch the Recording Here:



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