New York, 14 March 2015
In 2015, the annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women took on a special dimension as it coincided with the twentieth anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 that had brought together 180 countries. The aim was to review, twenty years later, the first platform adopted in Beijing (Beijing+20).
The Foundation had to present itself and make its voice heard; thus it chose to associate with the Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique des Droits des Femmes Marocaines (FLDDF) and the French Coordination for the European Women's Lobby to submit different monitoring processes of the progress on the situation of women at a Euro-Mediterranean level.
Along with the first monitoring report of the Foundation, the workshop presented the 2014Marrakech Declaration, which completed the work by feminist associations that met in a workshop prior to the 2nd World Forum on Human Rights held in Marrakech (26-28/11/2014), organised by FLDDF, in which the Foundation also participated.
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.