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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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Femmes pour le Dire, Femmes pour Agir (FDFA)
Soroptimist Club Marrakech
March Lebanon Association
Centre ADHUC—Teoria, Gènere, Sexualitat
Youth Capacities Development Association-Biskra (YCDB)
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique des Droits des Femmes (FLDDF) de Ouarzazate
Development Association ‘Rawafed’
European Observatory on Femicide
Socio-cultural centre for women in action
University of Mohammed V Rabat
Tunisian Mediterranean Center - TUMED
Théâtre Variable n°2
Cooperation Association
Jiwar Creation & Society
For You Libya Group
Association Anaouat pour la femme et l'enfant
Morgan Sigl Fertilhanges
Mother's School Association
Monia Braham
Istar Montull Mussach
Khadija Ben Hassine
El Watan
National Broadcasting and Television Society - SNRT
European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)
MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights
Mouwatinet Association
Free Sight Association
Carmen Garraton
Peace and friendship international organization. P4all
Center for Research in Applied Economics for Development-CREAD
Tiro Association for Arts
Jawhara Association
National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW)
Femmes Informations Juridiques Internationales Rhône-Alpes (FIJI-RA)
Asociación de Investigadores Extranjeros (AINVEX)

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