Syria

Paris Conference: Enhancing women's participation in decision-making and peace-building processes in Syria

In the scope of the programme "Enhancing women's participation in decision-making and peace-building processes in Syria," Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) and The EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) held a conference on the 26th and 27th of October 2021 in Paris, France. This conference served as a safe space for representatives of Syrian survivors’ organisations, as well as feminist and human rights activists to meet with organisations and activists from the Balkans, Bangladesh, and Europe to exchange and discuss lessons learned.

The aim for this conference was to strengthen:

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Gender sensitivity training - Erbil

The EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI), and with the support of SIDA, held a gender sensitivity training in Erbil from 12-16 October, 2021, whereby 8 selected civil society activists and leaders were provided with media and comms skills pertinent to raising gender awareness. The goal of this training is to help partners increase visibility of the plight of women and girls affected by the Syria crisis in a manner that does not compromise human dignity; does not take away their voice; and works in line with internationally recognized humanitarian standards.

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Supporting political transition in Syria through gender-sensitive social reconstruction 

Under the “Supporting political transition in Syria through gender-sensitive social reconstruction” program, funded by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation agency (SIDA), EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) held a training for 23 selected Syrian Civil Society activists in Turkey, from the 24th until the 27th of September, 2021.

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Supporting political transition in Syria through gender-sensitive social reconstruction 

EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) is implementing the program “Supporting political transition in Syria through gender-sensitive social reconstruction”, funded by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation agency (SIDA). This program aims at contributing to inclusive gender-sensitive peace-building and social reconstruction process in Syria by promoting women’s rights, combatting violence against women and girls (VAWG) and gender discrimination and ensuring women’s role and meaningful participation at all levels of political, social and economic reconstruction in Syria.

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Mentorship Program for Young Feminist Activists

BOOKS WILL GIVE YOU KNOWLEDGE BUT MENTORS CAN INSPIRE YOU!

Are you Syrian, between the age of 18 and 32? Are you passionate about women’s rights and gender equality?

Would you like to have the opportunity to be mentored by prominent women’s rights activists and learn from their journey?

If so, then this is your opportunity!

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An Online Roundtable on Supporting a Survivor-led Justice Movement

TJ, Syria

In the frame of the project "Enhancing women’s Participation in Decision-Making and Peacebuilding Processes in Syria" funded by the European Union, an online roundtable on Supporting a Survivor-led Justice Movement was organized on 30 July 2020. It was organized by the EuroMed Feminist Initiative in partnership with Legal Action Worldwide (LAW).

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Consultation Meetings on Building a Common Agenda for Combating Violence Against Women and Girls. 

TJ, Syria

In the frame of the project "Enhancing women’s Participation in Decision-Making and Peacebuilding Processes in Syria" funded by the European Union, six online consultations on "Building a Common Agenda for Combating Violence Against Women and Girls"  were organized in May and June 2020 with 80 Syrian CSOs active in Europe, Turkey, Syria and Lebanon.

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