Jordan : EU funds national consultation on developing regional guidelines for women, peace and security agenda

18-11-2019
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Responding to the UfM Ministerial Declaration on Women´s Rights (27 Nov 2017, Cairo), EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) with a consortium of nine women’s rights organizations in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia launched a Regional Campaign on Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women and Girls. The campaign takes place in the frame of the regional project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, which is funded by the European Union (EU).

As part of this campaign, Arab Women Organization and EuroMed Feminist Initiative held a National Consultation on Developing Regional Guidelines for Women, Peace and Security Agenda on November 13 in Amman, Jordan. The consultation aimed at fostering a common understanding of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda and developing guidelines for the implementation of the agenda on national and regional levels.

Ms. Maria Hadjitheodosiou, Ambassador of the European Union to Jordan, said "the WPS agenda is not only critical for Jordan; it is a significant component of Jordan's stabilising role in this region of protracted conflict.”

 

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