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Future workshop in Iqleem al Kharoob on political participation of women


The National Committee for the Follow-Up of Women’s Issues, in coordination with the Future Movement Women’s Sector organized yesterday a workshop entitled: ‘the participation of women in political life’ which was held at the premises of the Future Coordination Committee for South Lebanon, in the presence of Barja and Shhim mayors and a number of community members and women from Iqlim al Kharoob. The holding of the event is part of the project entitled: ‘Building the Capacities of Parties Promoting Gender Equality’ which is funded by the European Institute for the Mediterranean and the Euro-Mediterranean Women Foundation and targets seven countries of the region, namely Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The project director, Nada Makki, outlined its objectives which are as follows: strengthening partnerships between various parties promoting gender equality at the community, national and Euro-Med levels; enhancing general monitoring policies on the issue of equality and finally improving access to the production of knowledge on gender equality. For her part, the head assistant of the Future Movement Women’s Sector, Nawal Modalali, outlined the reality of women and the various ways for improving their participation in political life. (Al Mustaqbal, December 2, 2015)


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