Based on its call to review women’s positions, their issues, their tools, and their ability to work in order to reach the international agenda by themselves not by others, as well as re-read what their different contexts are going through in terms of changes and intersection with the world, the “Feminist Coalition for MENA Region Towards Beijing 25+” will go - within the three pillars of Beijing’s work: violence against women, women human rights defenders and women in conflict zones and ways to establish security - to participate in the 16 days of activism campaign against gender-based violence, from November, 25th, 2020 to December 10th, 2020.
The coalition is launching "On Equal Basis", an online campaign to address the discrimination against women in the Middle East and North Africa, which is an integral part of their patriarchal societies’ structure that not only affects the public and the private but also impedes their participation in life.
Believing in young feminist initiatives support and consolidating feminist solidarity values, Nazra for Feminist Studies will share the campaign through its different online pages and accounts, joining the “Feminist Coalition for MENA Region Towards Beijing 25+" its first steps towards re-raising the voice of feminists in the region.
“On Equal Basis" campaign sheds light on some definitions and introduces videos /clips for feminists, activists and women human rights defenders from our region to share their experiences with this issue, then comes up with numbers of recommendations in order to be added to the international agenda so that they can enjoy their rights on an equal basis.
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.