For social change to be truly lasting, it must come about organically, from within the communities it affects. WLP takes this bottom-up approach to the feminist movement and elevates it to a global scale. A partnership of 18 women’s rights organizations in the Global South, WLP equips people and organizations with the tools and knowledge they need to transform decision-making and power-sharing structures at the family, community, and national levels – particularly in societies that remain rooted in nondemocratic systems and social norms. Each year, WLP’s curriculum development, training, advocacy, and organizational capacity-building programs reach over 4,000 women, men, and youth from 50 countries. And by training hundreds of women to replicate these programs in their own communities, WLP mobilizes an additional 10,000 people to join the movement. Promoting democracy, advancing human rights, inspiring women to lead – you can help build a more just and peaceful world.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; Internationally; ; Brazil; Egypt; Indonesia; Iran; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Malaysia; Mauritania; Morocco; Mozambique; Nigeria; Pakistan; Palestine; Senegal; Turkey; Zimbabwe

Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Population(s) Served: Women/Girls

  • Number of women and youth trained annually:   4,000
  • Number of countries reached annually:   40
  • % of participants who report a changed understanding of leadership:   93

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