UPCOMING EVENTS

         WCI presents

     REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES

                                                               a new webinar series

Be on the lookout for Regional Perspectives Europe - third in the series

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REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
SOUTH AMERICA
 
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DR. MARA RÚBIA ANDRÉ ALVES DE LIMA

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

WCI celebrates International Women's Day 2022 with a new reading program called
"One Book, One WCI"
to bring our members together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book on a topic of interest to women globally.

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About the Author

Lina AbiRafeh, PhD is a global women’s rights expert with decades of experience worldwide. She is an advisor and former aid worker with a long track record in creating positive change for women in over 20 countries around the world. She was the keynote speaker at WCI's Regional Perspective - Middle East webinar in February.

About the Book

Afghan women were at the forefront of global agendas in late 2001, fueled by a mix of media coverage, humanitarian intervention and military operations. Calls for “liberating” Afghan women were widespread. Women’s roles in Afghanistan have long been politically divisive, marked by struggles between modernization and tradition. Women, politics, and the state have always been intertwined in Afghanistan, and conflicts have been fueled by attempts to challenge or change women’s status.

It may appear that we have come full circle twenty years later, in late 2021, when Afghanistan fell to the Taliban once more. Women’s rights in Afghanistan have been stripped away, and any gains—however tenuous—now appear lost. Today, the country navigates both a humanitarian and a human rights crisis. This book measures the rhetoric of liberation and the physical and ideological occupations of Afghanistan over the twenty-year period from 2001 through 2021 through the voices, perspectives, and experiences of those who are implicated in this reality—Afghan women.

REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
MIDDLE EAST
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DR. LINA ABIRAFEH

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Monday, February 14, 2022

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WCI Commemorated Thirty-Five Years as an Organization
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

 

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Photo courtesy of Ina Ghaznavi Collins of Precious Project

How Technology is Changing Education
Thursday, April 15, 2021

with Keynote Speaker INA GHAZNAVI COLLINS
Digital Learning/ICT/STEAM Project Manager at Precious Project


WCI ACHIEVES A SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH 
THE UNITED NATIONS

On June 24, 2020, the Economic and Social Council branch of the United Nations (ECOSOC) conferred on Welcome Clubs International (WCI) the distinct honor of a Special Consultative Status. This status represents a landmark in our organization and offers members many opportunities to benefit and contribute to women's work internationally.

A Special Consultative Status enables WCI to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies and the United Nations Secretariat, programs, funds, and agencies in several ways.

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