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Joint Statement ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

06 February 2020
Ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2020, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Josep Borrell, Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová, Commissioner for…
Libya: Awards ceremony of the Women Entrepreneurs Contest

Libya: Awards ceremony of the Women Entrepreneurs Contest

29 January 2020
In the framework of the project ''European Union for Private Sector in Libya (EU4PSL)'', funded by the European Union, 12 Libyan women entrepreneurs across Libya were awarded a prize of 5000 euros each at the awards ceremony "Women Entrepreneurs Contest" held in Tunis. In total 30 women from all…
Morocco : European practices on care for women victims of violence presented at national seminar

Morocco : European practices on care for women victims of violence presented at national seminar

16 January 2020
How to coordinate between several departments to optimize the care for girls and women victims of violence at local level? What are the challenges faced for a better partnership with civil society? How to harmonize the procedures to ensure an adequate support for women victims of violence? These…
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange : new online course on gender in/equality in media and journalism in February

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange : new online course on gender in/equality in media and journalism in February

13 January 2020
Interested in journalism and gender equality? Register for the new Erasmus + Virtual Echange online course “Gender In/Equality in Media and Journalism” that will be held from 3 February to 6 March 2020. The application deadline is 20 January. “Gender In/Equality in Media and Journalism” provides…
Council of Europe sessions on violence towards women in Morocco: a strengthened role for prosecutors

Council of Europe sessions on violence towards women in Morocco: a strengthened role for prosecutors

23 December 2019
The Council of Europe and the Presidency of the Public Prosecution of Morocco have organised two activities that aimed at strengthening the role of prosecutors in the fight against violence towards women and domestic violence. These events took place on 12-13 December in Marrakech and on 16-17…
EU perceptions in Southern Neighbourhood countries: New poll results (2019)

EU perceptions in Southern Neighbourhood countries: New poll results (2019)

20 December 2019
EU NEIGHBOURS south and its opinion polling partner KANTAR PUBLIC conducted a face-to-face survey in seven Southern Mediterranean countries to assess general perceptions of the European Union and the values with which it is associated. A separate survey was conducted in Egypt by polling partner…
#EU4YOUth #InTheirEyes regional contest

Launch of the #EU4YOUth #InTheirEyes regional contest for influencers

19 December 2019
The EU Neighbours South project is launching a #EU4YOUth #InTheirEyes competition and is partnering with online influencers to raise awareness of EU-led actions and initiatives and to highlight opportunities offered through EU-funded projects for young people in South Neighbourhood countries. The…
Regional Forum on Combating Discrimination in Legislation : discussions on common advocacy actions

Regional Forum on Combating Discrimination in Legislation : discussions on common advocacy actions

16 December 2019
One hundred and fifty-four participants from eighty-seven civil society organisations, together with decision makers, ministerial representatives, legal and gender experts, as well as media from twelve countries from the South Mediterranean gathered on 10-11 December in Tunis for the Regional Forum…
EU supports Mediterranean legal professionals in combating violence against women

EU supports Mediterranean legal professionals in combating violence against women

04 December 2019
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), now open to beneficiaries of the southern Mediterranean region, has developed an online course on combating violence against women and domestic violence. It was launched on 25-26 November in Rabat, Morocco. Organised…
Union for the Mediterranean Women Business Forum promotes role of women in circular economy and in tech and innovation

Union for the Mediterranean Women Business Forum promotes role of women in circular economy and in tech and innovation

25 November 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Women Business Forum 2019 took place in Barcelona on 19-21 November within the margins of the Smart City Expo World Congress. It convened women entrepreneurs, national women business organizations, international leading organizations and business support…