Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean

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Project duration

2019-2021

Budget

€3 million

Implementing Partners

Euromed Feminist Initiative
Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean
Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean

Brief Description

The project aims at contributing to the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the Southern Neighbourhood.

Countries covered: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.

Objectives

1) Launching a regional campaign on zero tolerance for violence against women and girls (VAWG) in order to change mind-sets, attitudes and political perception of GBVAW as a domestic issues;

2) Strengthening women's rights CSOs-led dialogue with decision makers to promote women's human rights advocacy to demand political and prioritised action, and to build a zero tolerance culture towards GBVAW that enables legal and policy change;

3) Establishing a Regional Civil Society Observatory (Amman, Jordan) to follow up on governmental commitments in three key areas: GBVAW; Women, Peace and Security (WPS), and preventing violent extremism (PVE). The Regional Civil Society Observatory will also ensure improved collective knowledge to support the adoption and implementation of policies in this area.

Actions in brief

  • Supporting and advocating for gender responsive legislation reform in the region;
  • Producing gender policy analysis and recommendations,
  • Elaborating gender responsive education materials to be used by an average of 700 schools in the region;
  • Launching and developing a social media campaign to engage women and men in discussing gender-based violence against women as a women’s human rights violation and a wide social issue.
  • Holding regional policy dialogues, national and regional workshops to build (inter)national and regional multi-stakeholders partnerships to address GBVAWG, gender responsive capacity building, targeted support to GBVAWG victims/survivors, especially enhanced during the COVID-19 global crisis.
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