The report was prepared following a request formulated by the Union for The Mediterranean (UfM) Paris Ministerial Declaration on strengthening the role of women in society. The request was «to establish an effective follow-up mechanism as a Euro Mediterranean forum and to ensure an effective dialogue on women related policies, legislation and implementation.
Ministers have mandated senior officials/experts to review progress in translating the Ministerial commitments into law, policy and practice and implementing the measures contained in the Paris conclusions and to provide a report to UfM Senior Officials taking into account consultations with civil society organisations.
This report outlines: Legislation and legal reforms related to women’s rights and gender equality; Policy changes, strategies and measures for achieving these aims and gender mainstreaming; Key achievements, innovations and best Practices; Gap analysis and lessons learned; Recommendations for the ministerial meetings.
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 Foreign Affairs and International Development 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.