This report presents the proceedings and outcomes of the international roundtable “Citizenship, Gender and Democracy”. The event brought together over 100 participants representing numerous civil society organizations, women’s rights groups, academics, researchers, legal scholars and media representatives. The roundtable had three major objectives:1)Provide space to women’s rights activists, human rights activists and researchers; 2) Contribute to articulating the common obstacles to women’s full citizenship and opportunities;3) Discuss methods and short-and long-term strategies aimed at ensuring equality of citizenship and provide policy recommendations. Among the main themes threated there were: women’s common experiences of exclusion from full citizenship rights and discrimination in public and private life; challenges faced in their effective political participation; experiences of violence; the rights of refugees and experiences of women during armed conflict.
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.