The high level UfM Women4Mediterranean conferences constitute the major regional platform to discuss, exchange experiences and promote women’s participation in the public, economic and civil life for bringing solutions to regional challenges. They create impact by gathering the most relevant stakeholders and leaders from the Euro-Mediterranean region (governments, parliaments, private sector, international organizations, academia, media, civil society, young women and men) to strengthen regional cooperation and identify best ways to drive positive change toward gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The Conferences focus on women’s roles as change makers and leaders in the region, and explore how women and men can overcome cultural and social barriers for driving the Euro-Mediterranean action agenda for women’s empowerment and the achievement of the SDGs forward. For almost 5 years, the conferences have been a catalyst for policy advocacy, regional initiatives and projects, new ideas, collaborations and partnerships
The Conferences seek to achieve the following objectives:
- Building the collective and common understanding for driving change towards the achievement of gender equality in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
- Share experiences, lessons learned and innovative approaches to overcome gender inequalities in all sectors and society spheres.
- Build partnerships among governments, private sector, civil society and international organisations, to foster public policy development and implementation and accelerate the elimination of gender gaps.