Last 8th December 2016, the kick-off seminar for the initiative "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors”, funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and empowered by the Foundation, took place in Tunis, Tunisia.
Every year, the Foundation selects 7 associations from the Southern Mediterranean (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia) with the goal of creating 7 local clusters of gender equality actors to work on a specific issue. These associations are in charge of mobilizing the gender equality actors in their territories, elaborating a diagnosis and promoting networking and collaboration to overcome the identified challenges.
Watch the following video to know more about the meeting that took place last December!
The 7 associations selected last year, together with their territories and chosen topics, were:
Currently, these associations are still working on their local initiatives. To find out about their progress, check the following news:
These leading associations were selected through a call for applications. Currently, we are working on a new call that we’ll launch during 2017. If you are an association willing to become an actor of local change, be alert for new updates!
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.