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Euromed Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI

Euromed Feminist Initiative EFI is a policy network that encompasses women’s rights organizations from the two shores of the Mediterranean and advocates for gender equality and women’s rights as inseparable from democracy building and citizenship, for political solutions to all conflicts, and for the right of peoples to self-determination.

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Orientation session for CBOs on the call for Proposal in Lebanon, March 2019

Funded by the European Union Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU “MADAD” Fund and within the framework of the gender program “Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and women in the host communities in Lebanon”, EFI in partnership with RDFL conducted on 15 March 2019 in Beirut an orientation session for Community based organizations (CBO's) on the recent release of the call for proposal “Building Capacities of CBOs to Support Gender Equality and Social and Legal Change in their communities”. 

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The Lebanese Minister of State for Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth Met the Representatives of the Multi-Country EU- Madad Project

On March 12, 2019, the Minister of State for Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth, H.E. Violette Khairallah Safadi, met the representatives of the multi-country gender project on “Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and women in the host communities in Lebanon” funded by the European Union Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU “MADAD” Fund. 

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Supporting the future of Syria and the region - Brussels III conference, 12-14 March 2019

Ahead of the Third Brussels Conference “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”, 12 -14 March 2019, the Delegation of the European Union to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the EuroMed Feminist Initiative and UN Women Jordan Country Office supported a number of Syrian activists and Jordanian civil society organizations active in the field of women's human rights and the Jordan Response Plan to the Syria Crisis to convene and discuss their strategy for policy advocacy on gender equality and women’s empowerment ahead of the Brussels conference. The consultations took place on 21 and 29 January 2019 at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Amman.

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Meeting between the Ministry of Social Affairs and the EuroMed Feminist Initiative in Lebanon

On March 5, 2019, Minister of Social Affairs, H.E. Richard Kouyoumjian met with a delegation from EuroMed Feminist Initiative, represented by Executive Director Boriana Jonsson, accompanied by EU MADAD Country Manager Laura El-Khoury and National Gender Observatory Consultant in Lebanon Birgitta Holst Alani. During the meeting, H.E. Richard Kouyoumjian introduced the two years´ multi-country project “Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, Internally Displaced People” IDPs” and host communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq” funded by the European Union Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU 'MADAD' Fund.

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Latest Publications

Press Release - 2nd meeting of Steering Committee of Lebanon National Gender Observatory, March 2019

19 Mar 2019
The National Gender Observatory in Lebanon has been established in the frame of the 2-year multi-country project “Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host...

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PWWSD and EFI welcome the report of the Commission of Inquiry and engender its findings

10 Mar 2019
The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD) and the EuroMed Feminist Initiative – EFI welcome the report, issued on Thursday the 28th of February 2019, by the independent, international commission of inquiry (the Commission/ CoI)...

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Acts of Conference - Electoral Systems and Gender Equality in Democratic Transitions

07 Mar 2019
The International conference Electoral Systems and Gender Equality in Democratic Transitions was organized by the Coalition of Syrian Women for Democracy and EuroMed Feminist Initiative on the 27 -28th February 2018 at the Centre International de...

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EFI Statement - International Women's Day

07 Mar 2019
On the 8th of March, EuroMed Feminist Initiative celebrates the International Women's Day as a day for peace, freedom, sustainable development, social justice, and equality. It is a day to celebrate the achievements of women, but also a day to...

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