On the 10th of December, 2018, the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR) and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) -two founding members of the FFEM- will participate in Paris in the event "Acting for women’s rights: issues and mobilizations" (« Agir pour les droits des femmes, enjeux et mobilisations »). This meeting is organized by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE), and the Gender and Development Platform in partnership with the Delegation for Women’s Rights and Equal Opportunities of the National Assembly (« Assemblée nationale »).
Three round tables will discuss women’s rights and gender equality in the southern Mediterranean, and the obstacles and levers of mobilization on this subject.
The meeting will also be an opportunity to evaluate the Program "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" (« Femmes d’avenir en Méditerranée »), and the project "Strengthen the capacity of equality actors" (« Renforcer les capacités des acteurs de l’égalité »), funded by the MEAE, which was implemented by the FFEM as well as the Gender Diversity and Governance Network, the Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po) and UN Women MENA, among others.
Civil society organizations and institutions will present initiatives for transforming gender relations in relation to current international conferences, particularly in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, and peace and security.
The event, linked to the Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is public under compulsory registration.
For more information on the program and how to register, please download the attached document.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.