The ENI CBC Med Programme organized a webinar to celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Rural Women on 15 October from 11:00 to 13:00 CET.
The objective of the webinar “Unleashing the potential of Mediterranean women in rural areas: constraints and solutions in the COVID-19 era” to take place on 15th of October is to analyse the situation of employment of rural women in the Mediterranean, discuss the main constraints for rural women to reach the labour market and highlight solutions and good practices that can bolster the inclusion of women in economic life.
The webinar will bring the point of view speakers from both sides of the Mediterranean, including experts, academics, project managers and women from rural areas. The event will be introduced by a representative of the Union for the Mediterranean which has recently launched a Mediterranean-wide mechanism to monitor the progress on gender equality. Organisations such as the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (CIHEAM IAM), the Association of Cooperation for Peace (ACPP), the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR) – founding member of the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation - and the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" will participate in the event.
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.