This article gives an overview on the status of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, following the uprisings of 2011. It discusses the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and the extent of progress towards its goals. The article focuses on two main themes: (1) violence against women and girls in conflict and (2) women’s political participation and leadership. It provides statistics and data from different countries of the region.
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.