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Paris Conference: Enhancing women's participation in decision-making and peace-building processes in Syria

In the scope of the programme "Enhancing women's participation in decision-making and peace-building processes in Syria," Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) and The EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) held a conference on the 26th and 27th of October 2021 in Paris, France. This conference served as a safe space for representatives of Syrian survivors’ organisations, as well as feminist and human rights activists to meet with organisations and activists from the Balkans, Bangladesh, and Europe to exchange and discuss lessons learned.

The aim for this conference was to strengthen:


Civil Society Consultation: Discussing Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Participation in the Syrian Context

EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) and the Coalition of Syrian Women for Democracy (CSWD) held a civil society consultation meeting on the 9th and 10th of March 2020 in Beirut on developing guidelines for Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPSA) in Syria.


A Striving Family Business Made by Women for Women

Zeinab, 43, is a mother of seven living in Kofranjeh-Ajloun, Jordan. The job market is tough these days, especially for new graduates like her three daughters, which is why Zeinab had to think outside the box. “My daughters graduated from university and they tried to find jobs but they couldn’t find anything.” Zeinab realised her village was missing a gym and, with her girls having degrees in sports and nutrition, she decided to give it a try and develop a business where they would be employed. She took out a loan in 2018 and opened her gym.


Civil Society Conference Held to Discuss Localization of Iraq 2nd NAP for UNSCR 1325

Alliance 1325, an Iraqi national initiative that advocates for women’s rights and the implementation of Iraq’s National Action Plan (NAP) for the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, held a two-day National Civil Society Conference on 3-4 February in the framework of the ‘Madad for Women’ project funded by the European Union through the EU’s Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU ‘Madad Fund’. The conference was also supported by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).