Conference in Copenhagen: Women in a Changing Middle East and North Africa
KVINFO is hosting an international conference on women’s position in society after the Arab uprisings on April 16th in Copenhagen.
During the Arab uprisings, women and men protested side by side and were united in their call for freedom, basic rights and a just society. However, a year after the blossom of the Arab spring, strengthening gender equality remains a great challenge in the Middle East and North Africa.
The aim of the conference Women in a Changing Middle East and North Africa – Facing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities is to take stock of the situation, look into the future and discuss opportunities and challenges for women in the region.
Activists, politicians, journalists and scholars from the MENA region will attend the conference, which will be opened by the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Villy Søvndal. A panel of women activists and female parliamentarians from the Middle East and North Africa will participate in the debates.
The conference on April 16th is followed by a two-day partner meeting for KVINFO’s more than 70 partners in the MENA region, which will take place on April 17th-18th.
Participation in the conference is free, but it is necessary to register. Read more about the conference and register online here no later than April 10th.