EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum: giving more visibility to women who fight cultural and gender stereotypes

13-09-2019
The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum
The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum
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The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum was held on 11-12 September in Amman, Jordan, to promote renewed images of women as agents of intercultural dialogue in the region, and to counter prevailing stereotypes that still hamper women's full participation and potential in their societies. Organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation in collaboration with UNESCO, the forum gathered over 80 participants, including ambassadors, representatives of international organisations, academics, journalists and civil society activists, engaged in the promotion of gender equality and changing cultural stereotypes.
Dr. Nabil Al Sharif, the Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation, explained that “as concrete outcomes for the Forum we aim to increase knowledge about stories of women who have engaged, succeeded, learnt and developed actions to fight cultural and gender stereotypes; to facilitate the creation of new collaborations across the Euro-Mediterranean region and to support the creation of a network at the EuroMediterranean level”.
The Forum gathers women and men who present and discuss the most recent data and experiences in the fields of media, education, business, and culture to increase knowledge on prevailing gender stereotypes and break those stereotypes, and to facilitate the creation of new collaborations between women and men of the Euro-Mediterranean region who wish to promote renewed images of women and diverse cultural groups in society.

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