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The Morrocan cooperative of craftswomen, Reseau Femmes Artisanes, won the price for best production at the fair Riad Art Expo in Marrakech on March 30. The cooperative, which is based in Marrakech, is part of a partnership project facilitated by KVINFO with among others the Danish Design School. The Morroccan Minister of Tourism and Handicraft, Lahcen Haddad, visited the cooperative at the fair and showed a great interest in their products.
Read more at riadart-expo.com
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.
The Middle East and North Africa Businesswomen's Network (MENA BWN), has announced that it will hold its inaugural forum in Dubai on April 12, 13, 2012. The forum will bring together over 350 participants, including members of the MENA BWN, and will feature several of the women on Arabian Business's list of 100 Most Powerful Women in the Arab World.
The Moroccan film Androman de Sange et de Charbon (Androman of Blood and Carbon), which tackles injustice against women and the issue of gender change, is to premier in Moroccan movie theatres in March after winning several awards at the Festival National du Film (National Film Festival) in Tangiers.