On-line Regional Policy Dialogue on Combating VAWG and Strengthening Women´s Rights in the Context of Covid-19 pandemic

21 Sep 2020
violence against women and girls, VAWG

The Policy Dialogue on Combating Violence Against Women and Girls and Strengthening Women´s Rights in the Context of Covid - 19 pandemic was held online in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development of Jordan on 21 September 2020. It gathered more than 60 decision-makers, ministerial representatives, legal and gender experts, researchers, and representatives of women’s rights organizations from the South Mediterranean.

It was held in the frame of the regional project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) with a consortium of nine member organizations in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia.

Based on the evidence that the Covid-19 crisis has put a sharp light on and exacerbated the existing structural inequalities and the different realities that women and men are facing in the pandemic, the Policy Dialogue discussed and proposed concrete recommendations to follow up and support the implementation of the 4th Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Declaration on Women´s Rights in the context of the crises provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Click here to read the press release and here to watch the full video of the Policy Dialogue.