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“Women in the Mediterranean” is the 1st monitoring report of the Foundation

15.05.2015 / Created by (EMWF)
“Women in the Mediterranean” is the 1st monitoring report of the Foundation

Since its launch, the Foundation has undertaken monitoring the progress in terms of equality with reference to the commitments of the UfM states in the field of strengthening the role of women in society. In 2014, working with equality experts and giving a voice to the young generation was suggested in order to have their view of gender-based discriminations. The experts worked together with women PdD candidates and young researchers. To this end, 12 countries were chosen from the 42 in the Euro-Mediterranean region: Algeria, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia and Turkey.

The report addresses three main issues: women’s participation in economic, professional and social life; women’s participation in political life; and violence against women.

The Foundation allowed the drafters full freedom of expression; hence the diversity of languages and points of view. Along with the case studies by country, there is a summary of the conclusions enabling identification of the obstacles to women’s emancipation and suggested levers for change. The report highlights the difficulties found by women to fully participate in political and economic life: the economic crisis and the austerity measures have had a negative impact on the status of women and these difficulties are aggravated by tensions linked to the rise of religious fundamentalisms.

The publication will be officially presented at the UfM Conference: Promoting Women’s Participation in Economic Life and at the IEMed.

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Hassène Kassar
Mada for Citizenship and Development
Horus Foundation for Development and Training
University Hassan II Casablanca
Jordan Sisterhood is Global Institute (SIGI)
The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL)
Bremen University
Qudrat Association for Community Development
Thenextwomen tunisie
Fédération des Ligues des Droits des Femmes
Femme Action - Woman Action (A.F.A - A.W.A)
Seed of Peace - Oran
Why Me for Women’s Rights
March Lebanon Association
Tunisian Association for Cultural Action
Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action
Women Programs Centre - Rafah
The Lebanese Association of Women Researchers - Bahithat
Femmes et Leadership
Sarab Center for Culture and Community Arts
Turkey Disable'   s Education and Solidarity Foundation
Tunisian Association of Gender Studies
Rayhana Association for Women of Jendouba
Souad Slaoui
Ensan Aid
Association Voix d'Ève (AVE)
Organization of Backing Liberal and Social Development (OBLSD)
Genre en Action
The Libyan Network to Support and Empower Women
Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH)
Women Now for Development
Amel Association International
Human Development Network
International Organisation for Women in the Seafood Industry
YEFL Young Egyptian Feminists League
Krizia Nardini

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