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The Foundation in the 2nd UfM Regional Dialogue on Women Empowerment

06.05.2016 / Created by (EMWF)
The Foundation in the 2nd UfM Regional Dialogue on Women Empowerment

Last April 25th-26th the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation participated in the working groups meeting within the framework of the 2nd Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Dialogue on Women Empowerment. The Secretariat of the UfM mandated officials, experts and international organisations actively working on gender equality, with the aim to review the progresses done after the implementation of the 2013 Paris Ministerial Declaration.

This dialogue is undertaken in the perspective of the next ministerial conference on women foreseen in 2017 and it identified 4 specific priorities:

- Raise women’s participation in economic life

- Improve women’s access to leadership and decision making positions

- Combat violence against women and gender-based violence

- Change gender-based stereotypes through education and culture

The Regional Dialogue was an important moment to analyze the current situation and the new challenges in strengthening the role of women in society in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The participants discussed transversal issues related to migration flows, regional instability and extremism, highlighting the importance of ensuring that the specific needs of women migrants and refugees are well addressed.

The stakeholders and international institutions present to the meeting pointed out that giving equal rights to women would allow them to play a key role as agents for social change, peace and stability. The Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation was invited as a representative of Civil Society Organizations and it will take part, in the next months, in the 4 working groups outlined above to share experiences and actions that make women active drivers for human development.

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Donia for Sutsainable Development
Nahda Association for Relief and development
Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilisations
Right and Democracy Organization
Women Empowerment Unit in Jerash Municipality
Moroccan Association of Reproductive Health
Association Tahadi pour l'Environnement
Amel Association International
Women Now for Development
Committee for the Follow-Up on women' s Issues (CFUWI)
I & P Image & Paroles
Women and Gender Unit – Ministry of Social Development
Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME)
NAWF Women Entrepreneurs
Souad Slaoui
Cooperation for Community Development Association
Journalists Without Borders (JWB)
Regional Center for Dialogue and Mediation (RCMD)
Tunisian Association of Gender Studies
EKOTEK CEVRE SISTEMLERI LTD STI
Women's Network for Mentoring / Networking (RFMN)
University of Naples  L'Orientale
University Hassan II Casablanca
Space Starting Point (ESPOD)
Union Nationale de la Femme Tunisienne (UNFT)
Be active. Be emancipated (B.a.B.e.)
European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)
Faculty of Arts and Humanity Manouba
Association Generation Challenge for Development and Culture
Youth & Women Empowerment Forum
League of Female Executives of the National Union of Tunisian Women
Tunisie pionnieres
Jazeera Media Network
Global Forum for Religions and Humanity (GFRH)
Femme Action - Woman Action (A.F.A - A.W.A)

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