The programme “Women” aims to strengthen the role of women as developing actors in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region, and to enhance women“s empowerment at all level of governance in order to contribute to the on-going democratic processes in this geographic area, with particular attention to Morocco and Tunisia.

The programme is based on the following dimensions:

. Women’s participation in politics
. Prevention of the violence against women and adoption of the CoE’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention);
. Women and media
. Prevention of the human trafficking

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) (For more information).
In this framework, the North-South Centre, with its unique “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.

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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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