2016

 
​Call For Action! March of Dignity in Warsaw on June 18, 2016
10 June 2016
 
Euromed Feminist Initiative calls on all its friends and partners to support Poland's national women's march for women's rights: March of Dignity in Warsaw on June 18, 2016
 
Letter by the Dignity March Crew:
On 18 June at 11:55 a.m. the streets of Warsaw will fill in with Polish women protesting to protect our rights. The Polish... More >

 

IFE-EFI High Level Conference on engendering the Syrian Constitution
1 June 2016
 
In partnership with the Coalition of Syrian Women for Democracy, the High Level Conference “Building an Inclusive, Gender-Sensitive Constitution: A Syrian Path towards Democracy” kick started on May 30th in Belgium's capital Brussels, with 30 participants from Syria’s women and human rights activists and lawyers, and concluded on June 1st 2016. More >

 

Lebanon's National dialogue on the UfM Ministerial Conclusions
22 May 2016
 
On 18 May 2016, Euromed Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI held a national roundtable discussion in Beirut on “Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conclusions on Women’s Role in Society - Promoting Gender Equality Strategies and Policies: Priorities and Opportunities in Lebanon”, under the Patronage of H.E. Mr. Nabil De Freige Minister of State for Administrative Reform. The roundtable, which was organised in the... More >

 

National dialogue in Morocco on the UfM Ministerial Conclusions
15 May 2016
 
As a continuation of IFE-EFI's efforts in raising awareness on the UfM Ministerial Conclusions 2013 on Strengthening the Status of Women in the Society as a gender equality policy document, along with involving women’s CSO’s and decision-makers in dialogues on gender equality; a series of national and regional dialogues will take place across the MENA region with decision makers and stakeholders to address gender equality and women’s... More >

 

Women in Parliamnets Global Summit - Jordan
8 May 2016
 
Euromed Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI was present during the 2-day Global Summit of Women in Parliaments (WIP), held at the Plenary of the Parliament of Jordan on 4-6 May 2016 in Amman, under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II.
In light of the progress made by women across the MENA region over the last several years to increase women’s participation in political decision-making, the WIP Global Summit ... More >

 

Support our member organization in Palestine the PWWSD to win an award on Gender Equality
5 May 2016
 
If you support Women in decision-making positions, we invite you to take a minute and vote for our member organization The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development PWWSD to win the Manara Award for Gender Equality.
To do so click here to got to the Manara Award website, then follow these 4 easy steps.. More >

 

ABC for a Gender Sensitive Constitution
21 Apr 2016
 
Euromed Feminist Initiative is happy to announce that the handbook ABC for a Gender Sensitive Constitution is now published. It is one major result of the work IFE-EFI has been doing on engendering constitution building process for several years now. The handbook is a result of collaboration with researchers and activists from Syria, Europe and Maghreb. It is written by Silvia Suteu, a constitutional law researcher at the University of Edinburgh and Ibrahim Draji, professor in international.. More >
 
Maya Surduts the iconic figure of the French feminist struggle has passed away
13 Apr 2016
 
Maya Surduts, committed activist and strong voice of the protest associative movement in France died last week at the age of 79. She was President of the Coordination of Associations for the Right to Abortion and Contraception (CADAC) and co-spokesperson of the National Collective for Women’s Rights (CNDF). Despite her age, she still fully participated in the... More >
 
A day of victory for gender equality and women’s human rights
6 Apr 2016
 
FRANCE ADOPTS THE NORDIC MODEL TO END THE SYSTEM OF PROSTITUTION AND TRAFFICKING OF WOMEN AND GIRLS FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.
This law is a historic achievement and a sounding victory of the global movement for women’s human rights and gender... More>
 
Roundtable held at the Jordanian Parliament to discuss the Euro-Med Ministerial Conclusions
31 Mar 2016
 
In the last stage of IFE-EFI's year-long project "Improving Gender Equality and Democratic Governance in Jordan", a roundtable was held at the Jordanian Parliament titled "Euro-Med Ministerial Conclusions on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society: Impact in Jordan" on the 28th of March 2016 in cooperation with the "Coalition of Women MPs from Arab Countries for... More >
 
Planning Meeting for IFE-EFI's partner the Syrian Feminist Lobby
29 Mar 2016
 
The Syrian Feminist Lobby (SFL) held its annual planning meeting to discuss the Lobby’s 2016 Action Plan. The first day started with a general analysis of the current political scenario; the SFL emphasized their opposition to the current Syrian regime and that the role of the UN Women Advisory Committee remains limited in its attempt.. More >
 
UN Commission on the Status of Women Session 60 - IFE-EFI Panel
20 Mar 2016
 
Click here to view the outcomes of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, 60th Session Panel which took place on March 16, 2016 in NYC under the title: Syria women's rights activists: Urgent steps to lay the foundation for a political solution in Syria in which Syrian women play an equal leading role. 
 
International Women’s Day: A day of Resistance against Violence, Oppression and Exclusion
12 Mar 2016
 
As each year, during the whole month of March women demonstrate their will and capacity of resistance and their determination to fight until they reach real equality and recognition of all their fundamental rights.
From our part, Euromed Feminist Initiative co-organized.. More >
 
The International Conference "A Gendered Approach to Constitution Building"
6 Mar 2016
 
The International Conference "A Gendered Approach to Constitution Building" took place on the 3rd and 4th of March in Beirut, Lebanon (view photo album). Organized by the Euromed Feminist Initiative in partnership with the Equal Citizenship Center the conference was a platform for knowledge exchange among Syrian and international lawyers, activists,..  More >
 
Left Feminist Struggles - GUE/NGL Conference, European Parliament, Brussels
4 Mar 2016
 
Euromed Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI was invited to the conference “Left Feminist Struggles” organized by the GUE/NGL group of the European Parliament to mark the International Women’s Day.
Lilian Halls French, Co –president of IFE-EFI, gave a presentation on the role of the feminist movement in this political arena.. More >
 
Exchange Trip to the European Union and launching of the ABC booklet
22 Feb 2016
 
In the framework of the project “Supporting transition towards democracy in Syria through preparing for an engendered constitution building process” co-funded by the EU and Sweden; Euromed Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI arranged an exchange trip to the European Union for a delegation of Syrian..  More >
 
"Ra’edat" – the Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality 2016 forum
12 Feb 2016
 
IFE-EFI Executive Director Boriana Jonsson participated at the forum for "Ra’edat", the Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality which was hosted in Rabat, Morocco on the 9th and 10th of February 2016. She exchanged experiences and lessons learned of Euromed Feminist Initiative in supporting women in the political sphere and underlined the importance of developing.. More >
 
Training workshop for Syrian CSO’s on writing the Universal Periodic Review-UPR report on Syria
8 Feb 2016
 
As a continuation of the efforts done by Euromed Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI and the Syrian Feminist Lobby in regards to the Universal Periodic Review-UPR (view previous training), the 2nd training workshop on writing the civil society assessment report of Human Rights in Syria was held in Beirut-Lebanon on the 5th and 6th.. More >
 
From Ministerial Conclusions on strengthening the role of women in society to gender equality policy making in the Euro-Med region 
4 Feb 2016
 
The regional roundtable “From Ministerial Conclusions on strengthening the role of women in society to gender equality policy making in the Euro-Med region” took place... More >