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.
The participants in the consultations discussed needs and priorities in Jordan in six identified areas: education, health, legal protection, social protection, livelihoods and the role of women in the future of Syria. Based on these, they produced key messages and recommendations to the Brussels Conference. Click here to read the key messages.
About the Conference
The Third Brussels Conference " Supporting the future of Syria and the region” seeks to further mobilise the international community behind efforts to support the Syrian people and achieve a lasting political solution to the Syria crisis, in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254. The conference will address the most critical humanitarian and resilience issues affecting Syrians and communities hosting Syrian refugees, both inside the country and in the region. Moreover, it will reaffirm the international community’s political and financial support for Syria's neighbours, in particular, Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey. Iraq and Egypt's efforts will also be highlighted. The conference will take place in the Hemicycle of the European Parliament and will bring together more than 1000 participants: civil society representatives from Syria and the region, ministers and decision-makers from countries neighbouring Syria, donor countries, regional organisations, UN agencies, and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Download the conference programme in PDF format.