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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...

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 development....

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...

The Foundation - Civil and political rights - Jordan

Building Bridges Association has enhanced women’s participation in the political and social life in Irbid

Created 01.02.2017

The project’s general objective was to mobilize local actors in order to promote women's participation in local councils, in Irbid Governorate (Jordan), especially in Al Koura, Al Qasaba and Bani Kinaneh Districts. This field project was...

The Foundation - Civil and political rights - Jordan

Member in the Spotlight: Building Bridges Association

Created 01.02.2017

The Foundation met Wahida Haidar, president of the Building Bridge Association (BBA) that joined the Foundation’s Network in January 2016. BBA works on spreading, defending and promoting the culture of human rights, gender equality, and...

The Foundation - Types of Violence - Egypt

SICJHR leads the advocacy campaign Our daughters are not for sale

Created 31.01.2017

Early, tourist or seasonal marriages are a widespread phenomenon in the Egyptian society, especially among young girls, young ex-prisoners, marginalized women or victims of violence. The period of this type of marriage is usually quite short and it...

The Foundation - Civil and political rights - Algeria

A member in the spotlight: Arab Women Parliamentarian Network

Created 17.01.2017

The Foundation met Hafida Benchehida, founding member and executive director of the Arab Women Parliamentarian Network. The Network aims at training, promoting, empowering women and working on advocacy in order to prepare them for parliamentarian...

The Foundation - Civil and political rights - Tunisia

Launch of the 2nd cycle of Local Clusters of gender equality actors

Created 09.12.2016

Every year, 7 local clusters are being formed in 7 countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia), each around a leading association aiming at creating networking dynamics and carrying out researches related to specific...