Sixteen associations from the Southern Mediterranean and the EU are involved in learning exchanges to share ideas on their strategies to defend women’s rights and approach policy-makers. Eight of them are developing advocacy campaigns on different issues (enhancing women’s engagement in politics, preventing child marriage, etc.). For this reason, eight tandems have been set up between the eight associations which carry out their campaigns and the eight associations which have a strong experience in the campaigns’ fields.
In the last months, all the associations’ representatives have had the opportunity to spend time together through a field visit. The aim of this field visit is to analyse the advocacy campaign’s progress, provide advice and ideas for increasing the campaign’s impact (for instance, how to convince key actors to join the campaign) and become acquainted with their peer association’s context and organization.
Here are some insights into the field visits:
The learning exchanges happen within the framework of the CSO WINS project: “Capacity-building in the Southern Mediterranean to Open policy dialogue and monitoring for Women in Society". It is financed by the European Union and co-financed by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, coordinator of the project, in synergy with the Foundation’s action.
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.