The Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences of Mohammedia, Morocco, has opened its doors to the EU-funded South Programme III which organised a workshop on gender-based violence. The event was organised in the framework of the Moroccan 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence aiming at ending violence against women and girls.
The workshop gathered professors, students, international organisations and other diplomatic representations, as well as NGOs, and allowed participants to openly discuss on the need to prevent gender-based violence through appropriate mechanisms, while at the same time protecting and avoiding the stigmatisation of victims.
The South Programme III (2018-2020) aims to ensure the sustainability of earlier results by contributing to reinforcing human rights, the rule of law and democracy in the Southern Mediterranean region in accordance with European and other international standards based on a demand-driven approach. The programme holds as its main focus the combating of all forms of violence against women. The programme has a budget of € 3 334 000 funded 90% by the European Union and 10% by the Council of Europe as the organisation in charge of the implementation.