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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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International Conference Women's Court: Feminist Access to Justice

Ms. Joumana Seif, lawyer and women rights activists, participated at the International Conference Women's court: Feminist access to justice and shared the story of Syrian women: from the organization of feminist rebellions to the creation of networks inside and outside Syria. She also explained how sexual violence is used as a weapon and stressed the necessity of Transitional Justice in Syria.

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Call for Proposals - Lebanon

In the frame of the multi-county project " 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 EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU “MADAD” Fund, EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) in partnership with its partners in Lebanon, Care International in Lebanon (CIL), Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) and Lebanese Democratic Women’s Gathering (RDFL) re-inviting the local organizations to submit their proposals on Gender Equality and Social and Legal Change in their communities.

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Lobby trip to the United Nations, July 2019

In the frame of the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council, EuroMed Feminist Initiative organized a lobby trip in Geneva for a delegation of Syrian women rights activists. The purpose of the trip, which took place from 1 to 4 July 2019, was to create a platform of dialogue with different stakeholders and decision-makers in order to lobby for prioritizing women’s rights and gender equality in the constitutional and transitional processes.  

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Regional Round Table "Enhancing Gender Equality and Engendering Syrian Crisis Response in Host Countries", Beirut, July 2019 

The regional roundtable "Enhancing Gender Equality and Engendering Syrian Crisis Response in Host Countries – Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan" took place on 4th July 2019 at the Ministry of Social Affairs, Beirut in the presence of H.E. Dr. Richard Kouyoumjian, Minister of Social Affairs, Lebanon. It was held in the frame of the project “Strengthening access to protection, participation, and services for women refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and women in the host communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq” funded by the EU, through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU “MADAD” Fund. 

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Latest Publications

Press Release - Regional Forum on Enhancing Gender Equality and Engendering the Syrian Crisis Response in Host Countries, July 2019, Grand Sérail, Beirut

03 Jul 2019
The Regional Forum “Enhancing Gender Equality and Engendering the Syrian Crisis Response in Host Countries Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan” took place under the patronage and in the presence of the President of the Council of Ministers, H.E Saad Hariri,...

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Press Release - Regional Experts Roundtable on Combating Discrimination Against Women (VAW) in Legislation, June 2019

20 Jun 2019
In the frame of the project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the European Union, the EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) organized on 17 June 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon, a regional experts roundtable “...

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Press Release - Regional Experts Roundtable on Promoting Gender Equality Through Education, June 2019

20 Jun 2019
In the frame of the project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the EU, a Regional Experts Roundtable “Promoting Gender Equality Through Education” was held on 18 June 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon. The...

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EFI Statement - International Refugee Day

20 Jun 2019
EuroMed Feminist Initiative joins other actors from the civil society to pay a tribute to the millions of refugees who have been forced to leave their homes and countries, fleeing war, occupation and various forms of persecution. EFI remains...

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