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Read the latest news from the region, from the actions taken by women's rights organisations to the initiatives to combate violence against women and girls, and the latest measures taken by the region's countries on the legal, social and cultural levels.

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Recommendations of the Civil Society Consultations on Developing Guidelines for Implementation of Women, Peace and Security Agenda

As part of the Regional Campaign on Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women and Girls, funded by the European Union. Arab Women Organization and EuroMed Feminist Initiative held a National Consultation on Developing Regional Guidelines for Women, Peace and Security Agenda on November 13 in Amman, Jordan under the patronage of H.E. Ms. Basma Ishaqat, Minister of Social Development. The consultation aimed at fostering a common understanding of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda and developing guidelines for the implementation of the agenda on national and regional levels.
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Regional Forum on Combating Discrimination in Legislation, Tunis

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 held in the frame of the Regional Campaign on Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women and Girls, funded by the European Union.
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National Consultation on Developing Regional Guidelines for Women, Peace and Security Agenda, Jordan

As part of the Regional Campaign on Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women and Girls, funded by the European Union. The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD), Palestinian Federation of Women’s Action Committee (PFWAC), the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organization Against Violence Against Women (Al Muntada) and EuroMed Feminist Initiative held a National Consultation on Developing Regional Guidelines for Women, Peace and Security Agenda on November 10th in Ramallah, Palestine. The consultation aimed at fostering a common understanding of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda and developing guidelines for the implementation of the agenda on national and regional levels.
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Regional Conference - Launching of the Regional Campaign on Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women and Girls, May 2019, Amman

The Regional Campaign on Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women and Girls was launched on 2-3 May 2019 in Amman, Jordan in the frame of the project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the EU. The launching conference gathered about 140 participants from 14 countries in the Euro-Med region. The participants represented ministries, institutions, political parties, CSOs and CBOs. They also included members of parliaments, gender, and legal experts and activists, journalists and researchers.
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