Contributions to the International Women's Rights Movement
The Story of Women, Law and Development
This is the story of Women, Law and Development, a concept, an approach and an organization. For more than thirty years, WLD nurtured the global women’s rights movement through organizing, participatory research and training. Conceived as a dialog between law and the social sciences and between activists and academics, WLD facilitated the emergence of regional women's rights organizations in Asia and the Pacific, in Africa, in Latin America and the Caribbean. International interdisciplinary research and educational work by and in support of this movement produced conceptual frameworks, strategy elaboration tools and training courses in rights advocacy aimed at equipping women throughout the world with skills necessary to become effective advocates for women's rights. The three independent regional organizations, with roots in WLD, are a dynamic force today in the struggle to promote and defend women's rights in their regions and across the globe.
In addition to the history of WLD told in words and photos, this website makes available to advocates today all the WLD books and training materials produced over the years.