The project « Enhancing equality between Men and Women in the Euromed region » is carried out by transtec with the support of CAWTAR.
The tenth anniversary of the Barcelona Declaration was marked by the Barcelona Summit of 2005. The Euromed Women’s Conference, which took place simultaneously issued conclusions that were integrated into the Five-year work programme adopted at the Summit. The work programme addresses the need for Euromed partners to “take measures to achieve gender equality, preventing all forms of discrimination, and ensuring the protection of the rights of women”, while promoting the role of civil society in order to “enhance its capability through improved interaction with governments and parliaments.”
The proposed programme, in addition to forming part of the Regional Strategy Paper of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI), also aims to implement the Ministerial Conclusions on “Strengthening the role of women in society” which were adopted in Istanbul in November 2006. The programme supports and reinforces current dynamics that favour both de jure and de facto gender equality and that provide support to the promotion of women’s rights in the region.
Status of women improved in the mediterranean countries in the frame work of the follow-up to the Istanbul Ministerial Conclusions & Framework of Action
National institution, Academic and civil society, society at large, men and women in particular