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Women for the Mediterranean: Driving Force for development and stability
 
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Women for Mediterranean
 
The 2016 Euro-Mediterranean context and increasing challenges lead more than ever to address cultural, security and development issues in an integrated manner. First affected by economic crisis, climate change, as well as conflicts, violence and discriminations, women are also enablers and actors for positive changes. They foster sustainable development and inclusive economic growth, they nurture education and health and they promote mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence.
In order to discuss these current and pressing issues, the Union for the Mediterranean will hold its third edition of the High-Level Conference on Women Empowerment on the 10th and 11th of October. The Conference will highlight why and how women play a fundamental role in promoting peace, development and stability. Participants will share ideas, experiences, initiatives and recommendations to transform commitments into concrete actions.
This year, participants will take part in the following sessions:
Women as a driver for sustainable development and inclusive growth
Women as key actors against extremism and radicalization
Women, mobility and migration
Preparation of the Ministerial Conference On Strengthening The Role Of Women In Society: A Gap To Close
 
 
They will be there
 
 
 
 
Ms. Samba Panza
 
Ms. Samba Panza, former President of the Central African Republic
 
 
 
Mr. Luis Tejada
 
Mr. Luis Tejada, Director, Agencia Española de Cooperación al Desarrollo (AECID)
 
 
 
Ms. Ines Safi
 
Ms. Ines Safi, researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.
 
 
H.E Wajih Azaizeh
 
H.E Wajih Azaizeh, Minister of Social Development , Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
 
 
 
H.E. Néziha Labidi
 
H.E. Néziha Labidi, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Republic of Tunisia.
 
 
 
Ms. Marina del Corral
 
Ms. Marina del Corral, Secretary General of Immigration and Emigration, Ministry of Employment and Social Security of Spain
 
 
 
 
 
UfM Regional Policy Dialogue and preparation of the 4th Ministerial Conference on strengthening the role of women in society
 
 
 
 
Advancing the Gender Equality Agenda in the Mediterranean region
 
Following the last Ministerial Declaration on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society in Paris in 2013 and in order to prepare the 4th Ministerial Conference, the UfM has initiated a Regional Dialogue on Women’s Empowerment.
Launched in 2015, the Regional Dialogue involves UfM Member States and international organisations, civil society and private sector representatives. The working groups have worked on the elaboration of recommendations on 4 priorities:
  • − Raise women’s participation in economic life.
  • − Improve women’s access to leadership and decision making positions.
  • − Combat violence against women and gender-based-violence.
  • − Change of stereotypes through education and culture.
 
UfM Countries
 
UfM countries and key stakeholders call for increased coordinated efforts to end gender based stereotypes and violence against women
 
 
 
 
 
 
Governments and institutions
 
Governments and institutions work with the UfM Secretariat to push forward the regional agenda on gender equality
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Action on the ground
 
 
 
 
Skill for Success
 
Skill for Success – Completion of the training program in Lebanon promoting female youth employment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Secretariat of the UfM joins forces with Sciences Po to promote women’s leadership
 
 
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 Promote women’s leadership
 
Strong support in Cairo's female
 
Strong support in Cairo’s female entrepreneurs conference for UfM project “Young Women as job creators”
 
 
 
 
 
 
New dynamics for regional cooperation in the Mediterranean
 
 
 
 
New Dynamics
 
 
 
Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Fostering gender equality in the Euromed region
 
 
 
 
Skills for Success: empowering young women in Lebanon
 
 
 
 
Meet Soukeina El Bouj, beneficiary of the “Young Women as job creators” project
 
 
 
 
 
Coming up
 
 
 
OCTOBER 2016
- 20 October – Tunis, Tunisia: UfM regional Workshop on Forming Responsible Citizens
- 24-25 October - Valletta, Malta: Third Edition of ALF’s “Euro-Mediterranean Forum on Intercultural Dialogue”
NOVEMBER 2016
- 2-4 November – Marseille, France: Mediterranean Economic Week « Digital Technology for a connected Mediterranean »
- 7-8 November – Marrakech, Morocco: UN Conference on Climate (COP22)
- 24-25 November – Paris, France: “Réseau Mixité et Gouvernance” network
 
Stakeholders’ activities on women empowerment
 
 
 
 
Regional Dialogue Civil Society
 
Regional Dialogue Civil Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anna Lindh Foundation Mediterranean Forum
 
Anna Lindh Foundation Mediterranean Forum : The region's primary gathering for intercultural dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Media Partners
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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