The documentation related to the capacity-building workshop in advocacy and policy dialogue for gender equality is now online. They illustrate the 6-days training held in Barcelona (Spain) from 4th to 9th April 2016 within the framework of the CSO WINS project: Capacity-building in the Southern Mediterranean to open policy dialogue and monitoring for women in society funded by the European Union.
The aim of this project is to strengthen the capacity of the civil society in the Southern Mediterranean to take part in the monitoring of gender-related policies and encourage changes in favor of women. Under the umbrella of this project, 11 associations with expertise in advocacy (successful practices) and 24 associations willing to develop advocacy actions (beneficiaries) shared experiences and ideas about their work in the field of gender equality and women’s rights.
The documentation includes:
- Workshop’s proceedings (see File)which illustrate its main activities and highlights including the list of the 42 organizations representatives of Algeria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Spain and Tunisia who took part in it,
- Video of the Elevator Pitch, an exercise where the participants had to persuade a potential sponsor or decision-maker in 1 minute (the time shared in an elevator) that their advocacy campaign should be supported,
- Radio interview to Chérifa Kheddar, President of the association of Victims of terrorism Djazairouna (Algeria) and one of the CSO WINS partners at Blida radio "Mitidja" (in Arabic) on 21st June 2016. In the interview she presents some of the advocacy campaigns which will be implemented in Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.
These resources give a good overview of the topics which were approached and developed during the workshop: communication tools, how to define an advocacy objective, how to develop an argument with a policy-maker or prepare an interview with the media, the advantages to identify sponsors to develop an advocacy action as well as coaching and communication techniques aimed at promoting peer learning among associations who share similar objectives.
CSO WINS is coordinated by the IEMed in partnership with ASALA, CAWTAR, DJAZAIROUNA, FFM, FLDDF and RUSEMEG and in synergy with the Foundation’s mission.
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.