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The Foundation - Miscellaneous - Euro-Mediterranean region

Check out our April’s Newsletter!

Created 20.04.2017

Our Newsletter N.9 is now available! It includes news about the CSO WINS advocacy campaigns and other projects in favor of women's rights, other news about different members of the Foundation's networks, a list of the associations and...

The Foundation - Economy / Employment - Libya

Campaign for including female entrepreneurs in the official market in Libya

Created 11.04.2017

In Libya, most of female-owned businesses and start-ups are not officially registered. Women often use social media and online-based outlets to promote their businesses in order to avoid government’s registration fees and the complicated tax...

The Foundation - Civil and political rights - Egypt

Advocacy campaign to support women’s right to inheritance in Sohag

Created 05.04.2017

Although the Egyptian Civil Code states that women have the right to own, inherit and independently use their property equally to men, many Egyptian women, especially in rural areas, are deprived from their inheritance. In Sohag’s governorate,...

The Foundation - Economy / Employment - Libya

A member in the Spotlight: Jusoor Centre for Studies and Development

Created 29.03.2017

The Jusoor Center for Studies and Development is a Libyan non-governmental organization which is committed to independent policy research and to encourage human development through economic and social empowerment projects. The aim of Jusoor is...

The Foundation - Types of Violence - Algeria

Advocacy campaign against sexual violence and verbal harassment in the public spaces in Guelma

Created 28.03.2017

Verbal harassment, physical violence and sexual harassment against girls and female students are a widespread phenomenon in public spaces in Algeria. According to police reports, 278 cases were reported in Guelma Province in 2015. Despite that the...

The Foundation - Civil and political rights - Tunisia

Advocacy campaign in favour of women’s participation in local governance in Sfax

Created 24.03.2017

Despite the active role of Tunisian women in professional life and civil society, their presence in decision-making positions at all levels (political parties, local councils, parliament…) remains much below their expectations. Moreover, the...

The Foundation - Civil and political rights - Palestinian Authority

Campaign in Ramallah for increasing women’s representativeness in the local councils

Created 20.03.2017

The upcoming local elections in Palestine are an excellent opportunity to encourage women to fully participate in them and to be able to play an effective role in society. Thus, Hiwar Center for Youth and Women's Empowerment is conducting a campaign...

The Foundation - Economy / Employment - Algeria

Mobilizing the local actors in order to enhance women’s entrepreneurship in Algiers

Created 13.03.2017

Women’s occupation is still limited in Algeria, while women’s entrepreneurship represents an opportunity to improve women’s access to the labour market and to enhance women’s contribution to the country’s...

The Foundation - Civil and political rights - Egypt

For an effective women’s participation in local councils in Luxor

Created 24.02.2017

The Egyptian constitution recognises that women have the same rights as men to participate in decision-making positions, and its article 180 grants women a quarter of the seats in the local councils. Despite of this, there is a need to enhance...

The Foundation - Miscellaneous - Morocco

Environmental policies must take into account rural women’s living conditions

Created 23.02.2017

The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the Convention of the United Nations about Climate Change (COP 22) was held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November 2016. At the summit, different issues about climate change were on the agenda,...

The Foundation - Types of Violence - Morocco

Launching of Anaouat’s campaign against underage marriages in Chichaoua

Created 21.02.2017

Under the slogan ‘In Morocco 40.000 female minors are married every year: Our daughters in danger’, the Anaouat association for women and children has begun a campaign aimed at reducing the number of underage marriages in 3 rural...

The Foundation - Civil and political rights - Lebanon

Women in Front is leading an advocacy campaign to promote Lebanese women’s access to parliament

Created 02.02.2017

According to the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, women’s representation in political bodies in Lebanon is one of the lowest in the world. Although the Lebanese government has endorsed the 30% women’s quota following...