women's rights

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:


Gender sensitivity training - Erbil

The EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI), and with the support of SIDA, held a gender sensitivity training in Erbil from 12-16 October, 2021, whereby 8 selected civil society activists and leaders were provided with media and comms skills pertinent to raising gender awareness. The goal of this training is to help partners increase visibility of the plight of women and girls affected by the Syria crisis in a manner that does not compromise human dignity; does not take away their voice; and works in line with internationally recognized humanitarian standards.


Supporting political transition in Syria through gender-sensitive social reconstruction 

Under the “Supporting political transition in Syria through gender-sensitive social reconstruction” program, funded by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation agency (SIDA), EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) held a training for 23 selected Syrian Civil Society activists in Turkey, from the 24th until the 27th of September, 2021.


International Women's Day 2020

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020, EuroMed Feminist Initiative reiterates its commitment to Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women and Girls, its support for women in power and for full citizenship and substantive equality for women.

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International Conference on Electoral Systems and Gender Equality in Democratic Transitions, March 2018, Geneva


The choice of the electoral system is one of the most important political issues, in particular in countries emerging  from  conflicts  and/or  decades  of  authoritarian  regimes,  and  striving  towards a  democratic transition.  Crucial part of this choice is the representation of oppressed people, especially women who are structurally marginalized and excluded.  This choice could provide the possibility to have women’s voices finally heard, ensuring that the historical imbalance in their political participation as a candidates or voters is