The Gibran Chair has won an award to promote women’s leadership and gender inclusive policies in the Middle East and North Africa. Women as Partners in Progress (WPP) works with women leaders— both established and emerging—to help them amplify their voice on issues important to them. The U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) at the U.S. State Department funds this two-year project that began in October 2017. WPP is located in the Gibran Chair’s new International Development Program, a complementary project to the longer standing Academic Program.
By project end in September 2019, WPP expects that 90 Arab women leaders and their allies will have changed mindsets and have influenced policy related to gender roles and women’s rights through their strategic actions on chosen research-driven strategies in their own country and the region.
About our partners:
Jossour FFM (Morocco):
One of the main objectives of Jossour FFM is to preserve the gains and strengthen the rights of women by carrying out advocacy and outreach activities. In the proximity section, the sessions of the Moroccan Women's Citizenship Center aim to facilitate and promote women's knowledge by giving them the opportunity to learn more about their rights and duties. The advocacy component stems from the work done in collaboration with the political authorities in order to advance women's rights effectively and generally. Jossour has drawn up numerous petition memoranda concerning the Family Code addressed to the Royal Cabinet, the Royal Commission in charge of the elaboration of the new Family Code, the government and various political parties. Jossour FFM is also a founding member of the "Spring of Dignity" network for the revision of the penal code.
Group photo from the WPP Knowledge Seminar in Rabat Morocco (December 2017)
World of Letters (Jordan):
The World of Letters was founded in 2006 as a company with the driving force to work towards equity for a just world realized by bridging the education, economic and opportunity divide in our region. We assist governments and organizations in improving the quality of their education system through innovative, contextualize and multi-disciplinary curricula in the Arabic language as well as training programs. We empower youth to maximize achievements by providing work-ethics training and demand-driven job-placement programs. We work with local communities and relevant stakeholders to overcome gender-imbalances in the economy, fostering dignity, pride and equity among youth in the Arab world.
Group photo from the WPP Knowledge Seminar in Amman Jordan (March 2018)
Abolish 153 (Kuwait):
Group photo from the WPP Knowledge Seminar in Kuwait City Jordan (March 2018)
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