Research - Types of Violence - Lebanon

Seminar on Women's experience in cities in conflict

22.12.2017 / Created by (EMWF)
Seminar on Women's experience in cities in conflict

 In recent years, conflicts and wars have continued to drag the civilian population into the most extreme forms of violence, and women are directly affected by these human tragedies. "Traditionally, war is seen as an event that concerns only men - most often alone to bear arms and to fight" (Thébaud, 2014). To counter this traditional approach that takes a male and elitist point of view, the seminar "Women’s experience in cities in conflict" will bring together academics, young researchers and civil society actors from 14 to 15 May, 2018 in Beirut, Lebanon. Among the participants, several representatives of the IEMEd, CAWTAR and the RUSEMEG -founding members of our Foundation- will be present.This event aims to highlight the role of women in these situations and to show the diversity of their experiences as victims and actors of conflict. 

Thus, wars and their repercussions will be apprehended from the point of view of the women who lived them or live, study, accompany their heritage through art, urbanism, education, history, psychology and inclusive citizenship. 

The seminar will examine the perception of conflict by women by taking concrete examples such as the case of Lebanese women. What do they experience physically and emotionally? What effects do conflicts have on women’s identities? 

The seminar is organized by the Euro-Mediterranean University and Scientific Network on Gender and Women (RUSEMEG) within the framework of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the project “Women for the future in the Mediterranean”, funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI). It is in synergy with the mission of the Foundation and with the project "Developing Women’s Empowerment" labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean. 

For more information, make sure to check the file enclosed. 

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  • Event type : Conference / Debate / Forum
  • Location : Lebanese University Ahmad El Solh Street, Jnah - Beirut.
  • Start date : 14/05/2018
  • End date : 15/05/2018
  • Start time : 09:30


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University El Maner Tunis
Forum de Femmes Méditerranée (FFM)
Mediterraneo Sociale
Nazra for Feminist Studies
Rede Portuguesa de Jovens para a Igualdade de Oportunidades entre Mulheres e Homens
The Libyan Network to Support and Empower Women
Women Now for Development
Maysa Hajjaj
Laboratoire de Recherche sur les rapports sociaux et les représentations socioculturelles dans l'espace méditerranéen
Youth Empowerment Society - YES
Civic Forum Institute (CFI)
Oxfam Intermon Maroc
Association Beity
Racha Ramadan
Youth and Development Consultancy Institute (Etijah)
Tunisie pionnieres
Why Me for Women’s Rights
University of Naples  L'Orientale
Association Generation Challenge for Development and Culture
Isha L'Isha - Haifa Feminist Center
Saba Hamlet for Gender Equality
Global Forum for Religions and Humanity (GFRH)
Association Joussour de Citoyenneté (AJC)
Center of Women'  s Studies and Policies (CWSP)
Hiwar Center for youth and women's empowerment
Savera Liverpool
Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy
Anna Borg
Réseau des Femmes Solidaires
Association Marocaine des Femmes Progressistes (AMFP)
Réseau Doustourna
Regards de Femmes
Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation
Al-Thoria Studies Center

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