Dr. Amal Hamad, the Minister of Women Affairs signed today with PWWSD, represented by its General Director Ms. Amal Khreisheh, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on "Combating Violence against Women and Girls in the Southern Mediterranean Region". The MoU aims to institutionalize the rights-based approach to promoting gender equality in all sectors. It was signed in the framework of the regional project “Combating Violence Against Women and Girls in the Southern Mediterranean Region” funded by the European Union (EU).
One hundred and fifty-four participants from eighty-seven civil society organisations, together with decision makers, ministerial representatives, legal and gender experts, as well as media from twelve countries from the South Mediterranean gathered on 10-11 December in Tunis for the Regional Forum on Combating Discrimination in Legislation.
With the support of the European Union, a National Consultation on Developing Regional Guidelines for Women, Peace and Security Agenda took place on November 13 in Amman, Jordan under the patronage of H.E. Ms. Basma Ishaqat, Minister of Social Development.