Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean


The Combating Violence Against Women in the Southern Mediterranean program runs from 2019-2021 with a budget of EUR 3 million and is being implemented by the Euromed Feminist Initiative. It is a regional program that has activities in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The overall aim of the program is to eliminate violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the Southern Mediterranean region. 

Activities include a regional campaign for zero tolerance for VAWG, strengthening women’s rights focused civil society organizations and promoting their advocacy work towards eliminating VAWG, and creating a regional observatory organization based in Amman, Jordan to monitor progress against VAWG in the region.

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The Policy Dialogue on Combating Violence Against Women and Girls and Strengthening Women´s Rights in the Context of Covid - 19 pandemic was held online in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development of Jordan on 21 September. It gathered more than 60 decision-makers, ministerial representatives, legal and gender experts, researchers, and representatives of women’s rights organizations from the South Mediterranean. It was held in the frame of the regional project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the Eu1ropean Union (EU) and implemented by the EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI).
The Policy Dialogue discussed and proposed concrete recommendations to follow up and support the implementation of the 4th Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Declaration on Women´s Rights in the context of the crises provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic.


  • Publisher: EuroMed Feminist Initiative
  • Year: 2020


  • Language(s): English – some speakers are in Arabic
  • Type Of Document: video
  • Duration: 4 hours, 22 minutes video


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