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Advocating Gender Equality in Zarqaa’s factories
  • Report

Advocating Gender Equality in Zarqaa’s factories

Zarqaa Governorate is considered one of the most important industrial hubs in Jordan. Women working in its factories are enduring hard working conditions.

1 April 2018
The Transformation of Violent Extremist Groups: New Threats and Challenges
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The Transformation of Violent Extremist Groups: New Threats and Challenges

Since the 1970s , Jihadist violence has undergone various transformations. Understanding those dynamics is key to develop efficient approaches to tackle new forms of violent extremism that would go beyond the security focus.

21 March 2018
The Eastern Mediterranean: New Dynamics and Potential for Cooperation
  • Policy Study

The Eastern Mediterranean: New Dynamics and Potential for Cooperation

The positive diplomatic momentum witnessed by the Eastern Mediterranean has been challenged by a variety of geo-political factors. Navigating the sub-region towards a win-win requires relevant stakeholders to identify opportunities for cooperation.

2 March 2018
Prostitution and Trafficking in Women in the Eastern Suburbs of Beirut
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Prostitution and Trafficking in Women in the Eastern Suburbs of Beirut

Lebanon provides a refuge for many women and teenagers driven away from neighbouring countries by wars and conflicts. Trafficking and prostitution are exacerbated in a context of unemployment and insecurity.

1 March 2018
Women’s Participation in Public and Political Life in Douar Hicher
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Women’s Participation in Public and Political Life in Douar Hicher

Women of Douar Hicher (Tunisia) have been excluded from the management of local affairs and the decision-making in the region. Lack of education, conservative behaviors and violence against women are some of the factors behind that.

1 March 2018
The Geopolitics of Violent Extremism. The Case of Sinai
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The Geopolitics of Violent Extremism. The Case of Sinai

After the fall of Mubarak in 2011, the Sinai peninsula has experienced a deep political and securitarian crisis, posing a serious threat to the security of the MENA region and an important testing-ground for the regional balance of power.

21 February 2018
The Role of Academia in Promoting Gender and Women’s Rights Issues in the Arab World and Southern and Central Europe
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The Role of Academia in Promoting Gender and Women’s Rights Issues in the Arab World and Southern and Central Europe

This study maps the main academic programmes that provide gender-related masters and PhDs in the Euro-Mediterranean region with the aim to examine how the academia is dealing with gender and women’s rights issues in this region.

22 January 2018
Women’s Access to Positions of Responsibility in the Region of Souss-Massa
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Women’s Access to Positions of Responsibility in the Region of Souss-Massa

While the participation of women is decisive for the economic and social development of Morocco, their presence in decision-making positions in Souss-Massa remains weak.

1 January 2018
Green Finance in the Mediterranean
  • Policy Study

Green Finance in the Mediterranean

The emergence of critical environmental issues requires an integration of sustainability concerns into the mechanisms of the global economy. Green finance holds the promise of an integrated way to address environmental challenges.

12 December 2017
The Mediterranean As An Open Living Lab
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The Mediterranean As An Open Living Lab

Digital technologies, while offering new opportunities, are also proving to be instruments of concentrations of wealth. Is technology only a new form of economic domination, or can it reveal new opportunities for the Mediterranean societies?

8 November 2017
For the Inclusion of Local Actors in the Promotion of Female Entrepreneurship
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For the Inclusion of Local Actors in the Promotion of Female Entrepreneurship

The purpose of the diagnosis is to analyse obstacles to entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial intentions of women from the wilaya (province) of Algiers, taking two districts of the city of Algiers as case studies.

1 November 2017
Promoting Participation of Women and Youth in the Palestinian Political System
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Promoting Participation of Women and Youth in the Palestinian Political System

Underrepresentation of women and youth in leadership and decision making levels severely impacts the ability to mobilize Palestinian resources and maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their efforts in reform processes.

1 November 2017