Jordan: EU-funded project looks into combating violence against women in Covid-19 pandemic context

28-09-2020
Jordan: EU-funded project looks into combating violence against women in Covid-19 pandemic context
Jordan: EU-funded project looks into combating violence against women in Covid…
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The Policy Dialogue on Combating Violence Against Women and Girls and Strengthening Women´s Rights in the Context of Covid - 19 pandemic was held online in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development of Jordan on 21 September. It gathered more than 60 decision-makers, ministerial representatives, legal and gender experts, researchers, and representatives of women’s rights organizations from the South Mediterranean. It was held in the frame of the regional project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI).

The Policy Dialogue discussed and proposed concrete recommendations to follow up and support the implementation of the 4th Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Declaration on Women´s Rights in the context of the crises provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In January 2019, EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI), with a consortium of member women’s rights organizations in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia launched a three-year regional project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the EU. The overall objective is to contribute to the elimination of all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in the Southern Neighborhood States, by promoting a social environment that does not tolerate VAWG, and where decision makers address it as a political priority.

 

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