In this month’s newsletter we propose a selection of our most distinct resources, documents and news celebrating the recent advances in women’s rights in the Euro-Mediterranean Region, and highlighting women and feminist organizations’ struggle for enhancing women’s participation in politics and public life. In Lebanon and with support from the Foundation, the Committee for the Follow Up on Women’s Issues elaborated a field diagnosis exploring the reasons behind women’s invisibility on the political scene.
We stay in Lebanon, where Women In Front is intensifying its advocacy for women’s quota prior to upcoming Lebanese Parliamentary elections. Meanwhile, Lebanese writer Nelly Jazra, a member of our Network, wrote an interesting article on Lebanese Feminist Movements and explaining how these movements managed to shape, liberate and teach women to never give up or yield to patriarchy and oppression. Women’s participation in local and municipal politics remains the star topic of this newsletter: In Tunisia, Mouwatinet and Joussour de Citoyennete, both memers of our Network, have been conducting field campaigns and organizing seminars, conferences, and sensitization sessions to promote women’s participation in municipal elections in Sfax and Kef. From Palestine we bring you the news of our two Networks members MIFTAH and HIWAR were also quite busy this summer promoting women’s participation in politics and in the decision making. In addition to these news, our September newsletter proposes number of highly recommended reports, studies and articles, as well as useful resources and guides for nascent feminist and women associations and initiatives who are looking for funds or guidance.
This month’s edition also provides you with number of calls and opportunities… Click on the following link to check out the full newsletter!
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 Foreign Affairs and International Development 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.