AWLI Advisory Council Member Supports Peace Workshops for Women in Yemen

Sana’a, Yemen – On March 10, 2016, the Women’s Partners for Peace (WPP), a Yemen-based women’s initiative, and Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF), a Yemen-based civil society organization…

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IRI Poll Finds Saudis Hopeful about Progress of Gender Equality in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – According to a recent poll conducted by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) AWLI program in partnership with the Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD) and the Center for Poll and Measuring, a majority of respondents had a positive impression…

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AWLI Poll Finds Greater Support for Women in Politics in Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia – A poll conducted by the Arab Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI) and the Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD) shows increased support for women in politics in Tunisia when compared to a 2013 poll. Despite mixed sentiment about…

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AWLI Poll Finds Greater Support for Yemeni Women Leaders Needed

Sanaa, Yemen – A poll conducted by the Arab Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI) and the Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD) before the forced resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his Cabinet shows that…

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AWLI Poll Finds More Work Needed To Help Arab Women Achieve Political Leadership Roles

Amman, Jordan – Arab women in Tunisia, Libya and Yemen still face significant obstacles when it comes to achieving important political leadership positions. According to a recent poll…

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McCain Encourages Jordanian Women to be Politically Active & Support Each Other

Amman, Jordan – On a recent visit to Jordan, Cindy McCain, honorary chair of the Women’s Democracy Network Council, met with Jordanian women counseling them to start their political journeys…

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AWLI Welcomes New Members to Advisory Council

Amman, Jordan – AWLI announced today the appointment of Dr. Nafisa Hamoud Al-Jaifi, of Yemen, and Rabia Omar, of Libya, to the AWLI Advisory Council. The new members, along with the council, will lead AWLI in its mission to empower women and strengthen their leadership roles in the Arab region…

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AWLI Council Chair and IRI Executive Vice President Tour Me’rad, See Successful Work of Jordan’s Youngest Mayor

Amman, Jordan – On a trip to Jordan, Tami Longaberger, chair of the Arab Women’s Leadership Institute and a member of IRI’s Board of Directors, …

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Empower Initiative Engages Women from Jordan’s Poorest Areas

To support the political and civic participation of women from Jordan’s most impoverished areas IRI launched the Empower initiative, which provides women with the skills needed to successfully engage and participate in the civic and political life of their communities…

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AWLI Members Learn the Art of Debating

As women in Middle East and North Africa become more involved in the political process in their communities and run for elective office, learning important campaign skills is critical to their success. To support these efforts, AWLI recently hosted a four-day workshop focused on debate tactics…

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