Strengthening the capacity of the actors working for equality

Duration: 2014-2018

Budget:  €1,429,300

The main objectives of this project are: 

  • Strengthening the monitoring of public policies on women and gender equality at local and decentralized levels; 
  • Increasing access and knowledge production on equality, women and gender; 
  • Encouraging partnerships and exchanges between equality actors at local, national and MENA/EU regional levels.

The project is structured around five main sets of activities: 

1) Setting up 21 local clusters of gender equality actors (in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia), with the objective to foster exchanges and networking and P2P links between various local, national and regional stakeholders (public administrations, civil society, academia, experts) to debate and follow up on public policies related to gender issues and address the involvement of women in local, national, as well as regional decision making processes.

2) Realization of field/awareness raising projects on gender equality-related topics according to a local and participatory approach.

3) Monitoring of gender-related policies and production of comprehensive policy oriented analyses of the commitments of the 43 member states of the Union for the Mediterranean in the field of gender equality, with the objective to increase political cooperation related to this issue.

4) Setting up and regularly updating an online documentary centre and online dialogue platform ( which brings together publications on women’s rights and gender in the Euro-Mediterranean region (more than 1.500 publications and resources on gender and feminism related topics, with abstracts in English, French and Arabic).

5) Transferring the results to the policy-makers and public opinion leaders and advocating for adoption of inclusive national policies related to gender in high-level meetings and regional dialogues’ process such as the UfM’s Ministerial Conferences on strengthening the role of women in society.

The project has been financed by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.



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