Between the 7th and the 11th of March 2018, the ‘’Free Sight Association” organized a training session targeting 25 civil society activists on topics related to international conventions and key international mechanisms for the protection of women’s rights, as well as the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on the prevention of violations of women’s rights, and the General recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
The session was held in Hammamet in Kasserine Governorate, and it was the first in a series of trainings to be conducted within the framework of the project “Tunisian Women: Peace and Security” in partnership with "GIHR" (Geneva Institute for Human Rights), "ESCWA" (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia), "NOVACT" (International Institute for Non-Violent Action) and with the support of "EED" (European Endowment for Democracy).
The project consists in training civil society activists in five regions (Kasserine, Kairouan, Medenine, El Kef, and Siliana) to come up with a National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, to be presented to the Ministry of Women, Family, Childhood, and Elderly in Tunisia.
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.