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Issue 34 Quaderns de la Mediterrànea - Mediterranean Women Breaking Barriers

03.04.2023 / Created by (EMWF)

The 34th issue of the Quaderns de la Mediterrànea is out!

Since September 2013, the IEMed has been the headquarters of the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation (EMWF). This Euro-Mediterranean foundation, as a regional structure, seeks to meet various challenges to address the dispersion of knowledge, the lack of shared experiences and the isolation of egalitarian actors, with a single goal: gender equality. Its action seeks to unify equality actors and allow them to work together through academic research, forward-thinking reflection on gender and women, and support for projects related to this field. Among the many projects in the Southern Mediterranean, the EMWF has compiled two follow-up reports to the Euro-Mediterranean conferences, the first in 2015 and the second in 2018.

In this special issue we are presenting of Quaderns de la Mediterrània on “Las mujeres mediterráneas rompen barreras / Mediterranean Women Breaking Barriers”, the articles set out reflections and good practices by different agents of equality: academics and professionals from the associative and institutional world, with the aim of contributing to the 5th Ministerial Conference on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society, which took place in autumn 2022 in Madrid. They are witnesses to the current state of the main strategic issues of the conference but particularly want to stress their recommendations to ensure that they are useful to the equality actors, as they precisely define what hinders the emancipation of women and include proposals to overcome obstacles and move towards the ideal of full equality, both legally and in practice.

This dossier features articles by over 20 academic specialists and active civil society representatives from the two shores who warn us about some of the current dynamics and provide us with recommendations. The remedy, they argue, does not lie in isolating ourselves and raising walls but in remaining united and participatory. The dossier is structured into two interrelated sections: “Times of Transformation and Resilience” and “Shared Identities and Traditions”, with which we have sought to outline complementary elements from the two shores. We must acknowledge.



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