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A majority of women display their interest on sustainable development in the Euro-Med region

15.06.2020 / Created by IEMed

The Euro-Mediterranean literary contest "A Sea of Words", organised by the IEMed and the Anna Lindh Foundation, has encouraged 138 youths to write about the environmental changes that are transforming the lives of the people and societies in which they live. Participation was highest among women, who wrote 74 stories, while men wrote 64. 

The motto of the thirteenth edition is "Young People Faced with Climate Change in the Mediterranean and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, and the participants are from countries as diverse as Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Spain, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Romania...

As always, the contest is aimed at youths aged between 18 and 30 from the 43 countries in the Union for the Mediterranean (28 from the EU and 15 from the southern and eastern Mediterranean) with the objective of giving them a platform to express their views on issues affecting the whole region.

Awards

The authors of the 10 best texts – selected by an international jury – will be invited to Barcelona in September to attend the awards ceremony and participate in different cultural activities in the city. Moreover, the 10 winning stories will be published in an anthology.

For more information on this and other editions of the contest, click here.

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Ankara University
The Children of Female Prisoners' Care Association (CFPA)
Women'  s Solidarity Fund (WSF)
The Digital Museum of Women  Zatek
CIHEAM Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo
The voice of Amazigh women
Women On Top
Anouar Association
Kayan Masr foundation for Development, Training & Community Participation Support
Roles for Social Change Association (ADWAR)
International Center for Rights and Freedoms (ICRF)
AWSA-Be, Arab Women's Solidarity Association-Belgium
Aya Al Khawalda - Independent journalist
Human Development Network
Association Entrelles Entrepreneures Marrakech-Safi
Tamazight Women Movement
Bochra Laghssais
Malta Confederation of Women's Organisations - MCWO
Union de l'Action Feministe (UAF)
Moroccan Association of Social Workers
Free Sight Association
League of Female Executives of the National Union of Tunisian Women
Elkhir Women's Association
European Observatory on Femicide
Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW)
Istar Montull Mussach
Movimento per l'Autosviluppo, l'Interscambio e la Solidarietà (M.A.I.S.)
Women in Business of Algeria
Faize Foundation
Amal Association for Women and Development
Al Marsa for culture and creativity
Centre de Recherches, d'Etude de Documentation et d'Information sur la Femme, CREDIF
Children of Female Prisoners Association
Savera Liverpool
The Union of Feminist Action

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