Gender equality is a core value of the EU and a universally recognised human right, as well as animperative to well-being, economic growth, prosperity, good governance, peace and security. All people,in all their diversity, should be free to live their chosen life, thrive socially and economically, participate and take alead as equals.
The EU is a global front-runner in promoting gender equality as a key political objective of its externalaction and common foreign and security policy, aimed at accelerating progress towards global goals includingthe Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at the core of the 2030 Agenda. The EU pursues a three-pronged approach, combining gender mainstreaming, targeted actions and political dialogue.
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.