EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) and the Coalition of Syrian Women for Democracy (CSWD) held a civil society consultation on 9th - 10th March 2020 in Beirut on developing guidelines for implementation of Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPSA) in the South Mediterranean, with particular focus on the Syrian crises. The meeting was jointly supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the European Union (EU). It offered a platform for a major discussion to over 65 representatives of civil society organisations, activists, lawyers, and academics.
The consultation with Syrian activists on developing guidelines for WPSA aimed at enabling a better understanding of the reasons underlying violence against women and girls, and favoured a debate on strategies to reduce all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls in the challenging context of Syria, while emphasizing women’s agency and participation in all stages of decision-making.
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