Women The North-South Centre (NSC) of the Council of Europe, through its 'Empowerment of women' programme, aims to enhance women´s empowerment at all levels of governance in order to contribute to the ongoing democratic processes in the Southern Mediterranean.
The programme is based on the following dimensions:
- Fostering women’s participation in public and political life
- Combating and preventing violence against women 
- Improving women representation in the media

North-South Process for the Empowerment of Women

The activities of the Women programme are implemented in the framework of the North-South Process for the Empowerment of Women (NSPEW) and its Euro-Med Women Network (EMWN), that facilitates the exchange of best practices, the identification of common challenges and the sharing of experiences as well as will contribute to the identification of projects and partnerships More

Programme Women's Activities

The North-South Centre, with its “quadrilogue” governing structure and intercultural dialogue approach, acts as an effective regional platform for cooperation, dialogue, partnership and solidarity by bringing together the CoE´s expertise on women´s rights and gender equality, best practices and experiences and the ones in the countries of the southern and eastern Mediterranean region with the aim to achieve an effective women’s empowerment.

Further information:

- Programme of activity 2017

- Report of activity 2016

- Programme of activity 2016

- Report of Activity 2015

- Conclusions of the conference « Women as agents of changein the South Mediterranean Region »


Key Documents

Calendar 2017

Presentation of the  programme

NSPEW- Euro Med Network


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Contact us

North-South Centre of the Council of Europe
Rua de Sao Caetano, 32
1200-829 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel. (+351) 21 358 40 30
Fax (+351) 21 358 40 37 / 72
E-mail: nscinfo@coe.int

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