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Local clusters of gender equality actors are presented to policy makers and other Euro-Mediterranean actors

18.10.2016 / Created by (EMWF)
Local clusters of gender equality actors are presented to policy makers and other Euro-Mediterranean actors

The Foundation analyses women’s local realities and public policies through consultations and dialogues at a grass-roots level. Concretely, the Foundation sets up local clusters of gender equality actors every year, in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia (1 per country). A local cluster of gender equality actors© is coordinated by an association which leaders all its actions as the Foundation recognises that civil society is the real motor of change in our societies to improve women’s conditions.

The local cluster approach is an innovative and multi-actor perspective, which supports networking and sharing of good practices in favour of gender equality at a decentralized level and promotes the emergence of projects rooted in the territory. The diagnoses produced by the local clusters are published in the Foundation’s reports. So far, the local clusters are set in Oran (Algeria), Giza (Egypt), Irbid (Jordan), Mount Lebanon (Lebanon), Marrakech - Safi (Morocco), West Bank (Palestine), Sousse and Monastir (Tunisia). They focus on the political participation of women, women’s role in society and combating violence against women. A summary of the main results of their diagnostics and a presentation of the projects they are developing is available here. The local clusters are developed with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and the project "Developing Women’s Empowerment" labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.

On 10 and 11 October 2016, the Foundation participated in the 3rd high-level conference on women’s empowerment “Women for the Mediterranean: Driving force for development and stability” organized in Barcelona by the Secretariat of the Union for Mediterranean. The representatives of the Foundation intervened on several occasions to discuss on the results of the local clusters and communicate them to key stakeholders and policy makers in the Mediterranean region, as the Minister of Social Development of Jordan, Wajeeh Azayzeh, the Minister of Women and Family Affairs of Tunisia, Néziha Labidi, and the President of the National Council for Women of Egypt, Maya Morsi.



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Vision Communication Consultancy
Mixité et Gouvernance en Méditerranée
Cairo Center for Development (CCD)
Sana Hafsa Consulting Office
Khadija Ben Hassine
Mother's School Association
Info-Com Jeunes de Guelma
Servei Civil Internacional de Catalunya
Women'  s Alliance for Virtual Exchange (WAVE)
Faculté de droit et de science politique Aix Marseille Université
Rede Portuguesa de Jovens para a Igualdade de Oportunidades entre Mulheres e Homens
Free Sight Association
Young Men Christian Association (YMCA)
University of Sousse
Association Feminine de Lutte contre le Violence à l'Egard de la Femme et de l'Enfant (AFLCVF)
International Alliance of Women (IAW)
Myriem Narjis
Coalition parlementaire arabe sur la lutte contre la violence de la femme
Femmes et Leadership
The Digital Museum of Women  Zatek
Actions in the Mediterranean - AIM
Université d'  Alger III
Nelly Jazra
Department of Gender Studies, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta
Savera Liverpool
Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas
هلدا عواد
Jawhara Association
KAFA (enough) Violence and Exploitation
Tunisian Association of Development Law - ATDD
Women in Morocco
Why Me for Women’s Rights
League of Female Executives of the National Union of Tunisian Women
Association du Docteur Fatiha (ADF)

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