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The 3rd International Conference of the North-South Process for the Empowerment of Women on “The participation of women in political life in the South and East of the Mediterranean countries: Challenges and Opportunities” took place in Rabat, Morocco, on 17 and 18 June 2014.


Conclusions of the 3rd International Conference of the North-South Process for the Empowerment of Women


This conference was co-organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, in partnership with the Parliamentary Assembly and the Equality Division of the Council of Europe.


A side event on «Preventing and combating violence against women» took place on 18 June 2014. This special working session on the prevention and fight against violence against women was organised in order to present in detail the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention, its process of adoption and its entry into force. The session was organised in joint cooperation with the South Programme, the Gender Equality Commission and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The session was funded in the framework of the joint agreement signed with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



Final conclusions and documents:


Concept paper ENG

Note conceptuelle FR


Programme ENG

Programme FR


Conclusions ENG

Conclusions FR


Discours de clôture de Madame la Ministre Déléguée FR



Side Event Programme ENG

Programme du Side Event FR


Some press articles:


Al Ayam (Lebanon), par Zeina El Tibi

Radio Med1, par Pierre Boussel

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  • Source: North-South Centre of the Council of Europe
Last modified on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:14

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