Activités du programme pour le renforcement du rôle des femmes
Strengthening capacities of women organisations
25th October 2017 - Amman, Jordan
The North-South Centre is organising, in partnership with Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)-Legal Aid, a workshop on “strengthening capacities of women organisations” in Amman. Bringing together expertise on women´s rights and gender equality and encouraging exchanges of best practices from different countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region and Europe, the workshop attempts to reinforce cooperation between the four levels of the Quadrilogue (governments, parliaments, local and regional authorities and civil society organisation) in order to encourage a participatory approach in designing and implementing reforms.
Concept note (English version)
Concept note (Arabic version)
Session on Gender equality perspective in (re-)defining global identities
21st September 2017 - Mollina, Spain
The objective of this session is to raise awareness among youth activists about women’s movements, feminisms and identity politics. By breaking stereotypes and misconceptions of ideas and definitions, the workshop aims at recalling that women’s issues aren’t just identity politics and being feminist is more than an identity, it is “global political uprising”. Speakers: Soumeya Lerari - Women's Earth, Climate Action Network International and Mediterranean Youth Climate Network - and Jennifer Philippa Eggert - from Warwick University.
Training Course on Challenging Stereotypes and Identities to promote Gender Equality
1-8 May, 2016 - Hammamet, Tunisia
In the framework of the Mediterranean University on Youth and Development, this training raised awareness regarding harmful stereotypes towards women and shared different experiences from both the South and the North of the Mediterranean.
The weeklong activity equipped young activists and educators with tools and methods to enhance gender equality and to promote a positive and non-stereotyped image of women, through education and intercultural dialogue.
Training of Experts: The Human Rights-based approach in Combating Violence against Women
12-14 July 2017 - Tunis, Tunisia
In order to reinforce efforts to prevent and combat violence against women, the North-South Centre trained experts on preventing and combating violence against women in the Southern Mediterranean. With the aim of establishing a network of trainers/experts in the Southern Mediterranean countries, this activity enabled them to disseminate Council of Europe and North-South Centre expertise on preventing and combating violence against women at the national level, while taking into account the current national contexts and needs.
Side event organised by Global Shapers: Engaging the Male Perspective in Combating Violence against Women and Women Economic Empowerment
14th July 2017, 6:30pm-8pm - Tunis, Tunisia
Global Shapers Tunisia, partner of the of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe’s Training of Experts on the Human Rights-based Approach in Combating Violence against Women organised a side-event on Men and Women fostering gender equality.
Under the title “Engaging the Male Perspective in Combating Violence against Women and Women Economic Empowerment”, this unique initiative invited men to discuss women issues.Experts and enthusiasts about women’s rights and combating violence against women from Southern Mediterranean region answered men’s questions. Based on the exchange of expertise and best practices between women’s rights experts and men from the Tunisian civil society organisations and international organisations, the side event promoted and encouraged the role of men in empowering women, in particular, through entrepreneurship.
Training activity on the Istanbul Convention as a tool for civil society
1st of April 2016 - Rabat, Morocco
A one-day training on the use of the Istanbul Convention as a tool to combat violence against women for women organisations in Europe and Southern Mediterranean regions. The training provided NGOs with technical knowledge on the Istanbul Convention. Designed for 16 members of the working group, among which six representatives of the Moroccan civil society, it focused on three main themes: prevention, protection, and information.
Experts from Voice of Libyan Women and UN Women, Solidarités Femmes France, Italian Institute of Statistics and Lam Echaml, Civic Association Network in Tunisia delivered a training based on case studies and simulation exercises, to help identify and elaborate tools, methods and strategies to fight violence against women.
Roundtable “Women Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean”
24-25 November, 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal
In the framework of the Lisbon Forum 2016 and on the occasion of the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, the North-South Centre organised a roundtable dedicated to “Women Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean” in order to “meet the immediate emergency needs and find the longer term solutions” on the 25th November.